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How to make soaked seed easier to handle

15 years ago

I've been presoaking and pregerminating a lot of seeds this year in order to get an earlier start with some plants and just to get better germination with others. I've found that it can sometimes be difficult to handle seeds after they have been soaked or start to germinate because they tend to clump together due to the extra moisture. So I've come up with a simple solution that has helped a lot and I wanted to share it with other seed starters. After soaking the seed for several hours I first drain them in a strainer but then I wrap the seeds in a small cloth or paper towel and spin them in my salad spinner. The centrifugal force of the salad spinner drives most of the moisture off the surface of the seeds and makes them much easier to handle. :)

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