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Growing your own plants from seeds is one of the most gratifying experiences in the garden. Watching a tiny seed become a full-grown plant just gives you the most amazing feeling as a plant parent. However, seed starting is a whole different science and practice on its own and requires special soil, different care, grow lights and water monitoring, and interesting practices to make sure that your seeds actually sprout: seed scarification is one of those practices that may seem intimidating, but takes your seed starting game into a whole different level. Leslie Halleck, my plant friend and Bloom and Grow Garden Society's resident horticulturist, gives us the know-how behind seed scarification in this Knowledge Nugget!

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In this episode we learn:

  • [01:29] How to access Leslie Halleck’s planty lectures
  • [02:59] What is seed scarification for?
  • [04:16] Different ways to scarify a seed
  • [04:32] Mistake to avoid when doing seed scarification
  • [07:05] Your open invitation to the Garden Society!


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