How To Start Seeds In Just 3 Days!


Life got busy around here this spring, and I forgot to plant my seeds inside. I was just going to forget it and move on until I read about clipping and soaking your seeds to help them germinate faster. Well, I tried it out, and it worked perfectly!
Black eyed susan vine.
Clip your seeds a little with nail clippers.
Soak in water overnight.
3 days later, your have seedlings!

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  • B.b4977575
    on Mar 11, 2016

    How much do you clip the seed and on which end?

    • Chr5548073
      on May 4, 2017

      Very small, hard seeds can be rubbed between 2 pieces of sandpaper.
  • Shirley steinert
    on Jul 5, 2017

    When starting buffalo grass seed, would this clipping method work?
  • Jand
    on Aug 31, 2019

    I kept some plum seeds from a month ago and forgot about them until I read this. Would this method still work ?

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  • Charlotte Wilson
    on Feb 15, 2017

    I have a window with two shelves in it. I would love to plant something in my leftover water bottles to plant and stay in on the window shelf. What would you suggest that is easy to care for and good at cleaning the air? Thanks in advance.

  • Linda
    on Feb 25, 2019

    This is great! I like the snippet of seeds! A MUST TRY!

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