How to Germinate seeds Effectively, works for majority of seeds

In this post I will share 5 Steps on how to germinate seeds before sowing them into soil 

This technique is applicable to majority of seeds such as melons, tomatoes, chilies, beans, gourd family etc. For simple and easy to germinate seeds such as chye sim, lettuce, spinach, spring onions, kangkong etc,  you can sow them straight into soil and keep soil moist without going through these 5 steps. 

Step 1: Prepare clean tissue papers (4 or 5 sheets and place them on top of each other together to increase moist retention). Pour the seeds you would like to germinate onto the tissue paper and fold them.

Step 2: Use a spray bottle and moist the tissue paper containing seeds. Squeeze any excess water from the tissue paper to make sure it is only moist. Wet tissue paper will rot the seeds. 

Step 3: Keep it in a container lightly cover (90%) cover or in a zip lock bag (90% close), allowing some air movement so that seeds will not rot. 

Step 4: Check every day and make sure the tissue paper containing seeds is moist. If it is dry, please continue spraying water as you did in step 2.

Step 5: Once you see small white root sprouted from the seeds, it is time to transfer the seeds into soil for germination to take place. Don't wait until the white roots develop too long as it will be more challenging to remove the seeds from the tissue paper without breaking this very important root.

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