- Dec 11, 2016
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If I have a handful of seeds, I presoak them then I put in moist paper towels and loosely in plastic wrap (if I remember I'll add a heat mat too). Then I check them daily and rinse and air out as needed. I think it helps with old seed and you can monitor and adjust treatment. I did start a couple seeds in pots without presoaking and they rotted where the same seed in a paper towel started to show signs of mold and I rinsed with mild bleach solution and they finally sprouted after that. For large amounts of seed, I just sow directly and reseed if needed. I do think presoaking gives them a heads start before the critters find them but you do have to watch for mold.