Why do some seeds need to be put into a freezer before germination?

Answer because the require a cold period (near freezing) to "break" the seed's dormancy. the process of putting the seed (or sometimes bulbs) in a fridge mirrors the over-wintering conditions that normall... Read More »

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Germination of Greenhouse Seeds?

Germinating seeds in a greenhouse is ideal if you live in an area that has a short growing season. The controlled environment lets you get a head start on the spring. By the time the last frost com... Read More »

Factors Affecting Germination of Seeds?

Successful seed germination is dependent upon a variety of factors. For optimal results, purchase quality seed from a local nursery, and always research the specific requirements of the plants you'... Read More »

Germination of Mung Bean Seeds?

Mung beans are commonly used for sprouts in Asian or vegetarian dishes. The sprouts can also be used in soups, stews or as a replacement for lettuce on sandwiches or burgers. Germination of mung be... Read More »

Is it true that you can preserve seeds in the freezer?

Yes you can. I put mine in an empty prescription bottle or a glass jar (depending on the size and quantity of seeds). I take the seeds out of the package and wrap them in a paper towel. Label t... Read More »