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Avoid common mistakes when germinating seeds


February 25, 2014
By Dr. Brian A. Krug floriculture extension specialist University of New Hampshire

Feb. 25, 2014 — Avoiding common mistakes when germinating seeds.
Avoiding some key mistakes will ensure that seed-propagated material you
use this spring will result in a high quality crop that your consumers
will enjoy.

Feb. 25, 2014 — Avoiding common mistakes when germinating seeds. Avoiding some key mistakes will ensure that seed-propagated material you use this spring will result in a high quality crop that your consumers will enjoy.

There are many ways to start our plants for spring, purchase unrooted cuttings, liners, pre-finish, plugs from seed or germinate seed in-house. Many growers do a combination of several of these and germinating seed in-house is often a large component.

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Although seed propagation is the oldest method in the book, there are still some common mistakes that growers make that result in poor  crop quality.

Taking a few precautions and steps will help ensure that you have  success with your seed crops  this spring.

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