Seed Scarification Method - Seed Starting Tips

Pascal Tremblay
by Pascal Tremblay
3 Materials
1 Hour
Some seeds need scarification.
How to scarify seeds to improve the germination rates?
Why not making Homemade Scuffer for breaking, scratching and altering seed coat?
Steps: 1: Scarifying Seeds - Material needed, 2: Making a tool for scratching seed coats, 3: Scarify seeds with Sandpaper, 4: Soak seeds before planting
For full Detailed instructions: Seed Scarification Method
Now you got the metod to break seed dormancy!
Seed scarification
Make your homemade seed scuffer
How to scarify seeds
The coat of this seed variety need to be scarified.
Homemade Seed scuffer
Stick and container as a pestle and mortar
Tool for scarification
Get ready to scarify seeds
Seed soaking method
You can soak seed after the scraification process
Suggested materials:
  • Wood stick
  • Sandpaper
  • Plastic container
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  • Valerie Valerie on May 16, 2016
    Great idea. What grit of sandpaper did you use?

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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on May 16, 2016
    Oh I've always done it by hand with our Clivia seeds but this is an awesome idea. Thank you maybe now I can save my nails.