Planting tips? The package says to nick the seed, which seems tedious on small seeds. Is it necessary? Any tips on an easy way to get the effect if it is?
I cannot see me sitting with a razor knife going seed by seed. That way lies madness and likely bloodletting.
Soaking isn't scarifying, unless it's done with acid (a common method, actually). The scarification is what renders the soaking effective. Sometimes only soaking works, but some seeds are quite water resistant and the seed coat needs to be breached first.
"I must Create a System, or be enslaved by another Man's"--William Blake
I just got done watering my Lupine seedlings that are starting to pop up.
I bought them at the local feed store and they are pre-started. Each seed is started, then wrapped in diatamatious earth. Of course the seeds were a bit more expensive but for my children they were easier to handle and they are just popping up like mad! Also they are about a week ahead of other seeds not treated with this treatment. Another idea....