Asked on Apr 4, 2012
I tried starting tomato and cucumber seeds via the paper towel method (spray paper towel with water, sprinkle seeds, cover with another wet paper towel, put in ziplock bag), but no sprouting. Then four days later I realized I'd sprayed the paper towels with vinegar rather than water (both in plastic bottles). Put seeds on new paper towels, reinserted in bag, but nearly two weeks later, still no sprouting. Did the vinegar kill the seeds? Should I try planting the seeds in temporary containers to see if they'll sprout, or just start over with new seeds?