Planting Sprouted Seeds


Seeds to sprout

Seeds sprouting

Seeds are an amazing thing of nature. Plants produce an abundance of them every year. Down through the years much knowledge has be acquired about how to plant, grow, and harvest from seed planting. All sorts of methods have been written about, talked about, and experimented with how to plants seeds and nurture them to a food harvest. This post will explain how to insure 100% plant growth from germinated seed sprouts.

One of the most difficult seeds to sprout is the famous pepper seed. Under good conditions the seed might germinate in potting mix in three weeks. Many times only a few seeds will germinate and then another three weeks of waiting must be done for more pepper plants. Spouting the seed first will guarantee 100% plant growth in 10 days. 


Step 1: Of course step one would be to acquire the seeds. There are many good seed companies to get seeds or local nurseries will have them as well. Fresh seed will always give better results for sprouting and planting.

Step 2: Fold a section of paper towel into a square that will fit into a pint-size Ziploc bag. Place the towel square on a counter-top and moisten the towel with a wet sponge. Don't wet the towel too much but just moist.

5/20/2020 9:16:21 AM

Wow! Thanks, Dave. I've never even thought of trying to sprout the seeds first. I have Bell Pepper seeds that I've replanted 3 times now and they never germinated. I will definitely try this!

5/20/2020 8:25:38 AM

Love the specificity of your step by step instructions- thank you!

5/19/2020 5:14:15 PM

Cherylaker5, yes, it's why I started sprouting seeds before planting. The Bell peppers were the hardest to get to germinate and waiting three weeks to see if they were going to germinate just wasn't an option for me. Try it. You will like it. Nebraska Dave Urban Farmer

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