Seed germanation helper?????
wshoemak at inil.com
Mon Jun 5 09:13:16 EDT 2000
Parsley has natural germination inhibitors in them. They deteriorate over
time or can be washed out with water. Nicking them and/or soaking them
should help. But it's aloways a good idea to overseed and thin back.
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
Univ of Illinois - St Charles Hort Research Center
>Nicking the seeds, then soaking helps. I've not heard
>of a solution to improve germination, though I use a
>seaweed extract in which to soak hard seeds (from
>Johnny's). I do the parsley for 12 hours. It's still
>an iffy thing if they will sprout. I've had better
>results planting all my parsley in the fall for the
>following year's harvest. This may also just be
>climate/microclimate/soil related thing.
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