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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  • Shirley steinert
    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 ?

    • Glenda
      on Apr 12, 2020

      Plum seeds have a double dormancy that requires two steps to break, a period of warm stratification followed by cold stratification. It may take up to two years for your plum pit to grow into a small sapling, so patience is a big requirement for success. Just found with a Google search so you may want to try purchasing a sapling.

  • Diane
    on Apr 16, 2020

    The answer still does not tell u where to snip the seed. Is there a particular spot?

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  • Agnes
    on Apr 11, 2020

    Definitely give it try! Thanks!

  • Susan
    on Jun 8, 2020

    Don't snip too much off....pic looks like she's cutting it in half! This won't work with all seeds, just ones that are super hard (Texas bluebonnets, for example)

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