Digging into life’s garden with ReeAnna:
There is something about growing your own garden from start to finish… germinating, sowing, that little plant first popping up out of the soil… it’s therapeutic if anything. Maybe it’s personal gratification or maybe it’s just because YOU can! Let’s talk seed starting tips~
Seed Scarification, Stratification, and Soaking are just another step to ensure seeds that can be difficult to germinate grow happy and healthy. Though these terms may seem “harsh”, trust me when I say you are helping-- not hurting your precious babies!
Let’s break it down:
“Remember: seeds that are large or have hard coatings are usually the ones that need to be scarred to allow them to absorb moisture. Seeds that need to be stratified are usually perennials, tiny seeds like those of poppies or seeds for trees and shrubs. Seeds that need to be soaked before planting are usually seeds that are wrinkly, or seeds that you have scarified.”
For a full list of Germination instruction and method on specific seeds click here!