Thursday, January 27, 2011

Seed Test

Seed Testing

Have you ever wondered if your old seeds are still any good?
Well, here is a simple way to see if they will still germinate.

Here’s what you will need:
Paper towels
Terry cloth towel
Plastic bag
Twist tie

Lay out 2 or 3 paper towels and wet them with a spray bottle. Take 10 to 12 seeds from the seed pack you would like to test and place them on the wet paper towels.
Roll up the paper towels with the seeds inside. Place the roll on a damp terry cloth towel and roll up. Place the whole roll into a plastic bag and twist tie.

Put the bag in a warm place (like the top of the frig.)

After 5 days unwrap to see if you have a good germinations rate. If the rate to low you can still plant the seeds, you just want to plant more seed to get good germination.

The germination rate was 100% even though the seed were 5 years old.

1 comment:

Representative said...

Ugh... I'm SO late getting going. My heart's into moving and my motivation here is low, but I AM still here, and I DO still want a garden. Ugh........ :(