Trouble Germinating Seeds?

February 12, 2019

Some seeds are more difficult to germinate than others because they have a very hard, protective seed coat. While most annual vegetable seeds do not require any special preparation for germination, seeds of some natives, perennials, and fruits require a bit of extra work, whether soaking, scarification, or stratification.

Borage plants are prolific seed producers.
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

Research the plant you want to germinate to determine whether it needs any chitting, scarification, or dry or moist stratification to germinate successfully.

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