Test your seeds before you plant!


Did you save your own seeds last year?  Or maybe you have seeds left over from last year or several years ago.  A germination test is a great and easy way to make sure those seeds will sprout and grow. Even if you have test phobia,don’t panic-this is easy!  Place 10 seeds of the same variety between damp paper towels and slide in ziploc bag and put in a warm place.  Check daily for sprouting.  10 is good number because it makes it easy to get your germination %.  1 seed sprouts= 10%, 9 seeds=90%.  Anything under 50% probably isn’t worth using unless it’s a special variety.

It’s almost planting season and now you are ready!