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Can you grow seeds after they have been frozen?

Yes. Some seeds will only germinate after freezing. Some seeds need scarification and some seeds need an acid bath to germinate. And some seeds will germinate without any special effort.

Will seeds germinate if they are old?

Seeds that are only a year old, or slightly older but whose packets are still unopened, generally germinate nicely. If they’re several years old, the packs were opened and/or the seeds were stored in less than ideal conditions, subject them to a germination test. Viable seeds should sprout by day ten.

Can you plant seeds from frozen vegetables?

Frozen Seeds Seeds that have been frozen will probably grow. It depends on the length of time they were frozen, how they were stored and what type of seed it is.

Should seeds be stored in the freezer?

Seeds should be thoroughly dried before being frozen, as the freezing process can cause moist seeds to crack or split. Storing seeds in the freezer will provide seeds with more consistent temperatures than refrigerator storage. For every 1% increase in humidity, a seed can lose half its storage life.

What is the best temp to germinate seeds?

Most seeds germinate when the soil temperature is between 68(and 86(F. Once germination occurs, the optimum growing temperature for theseedling is about 10(F cooler than the optimum germination temperature. Moisture is critical for germinating seeds.

How do I know when to transplant my seedlings?

When the seedlings have developed their second set of true leaves, it’s time to transplant or thin them. If you don’t need many plants, you can thin them in place: just pinch or snip off the excess seedlings, leaving the remaining ones spaced about 2 inches apart.

How do you care for seedlings before germination?

Always put your tender plants into a shady, sheltered spot for the first couple of days and then gradually introduce them out into the wind and sun. If your plants become withered or start showing signs of too much sun (white leaves), give them a good watering and put them back into the sheltered shade.

How do I know if my seedlings are healthy?

As the seedling gets a bit older, the serrated leaves should grow and more serrated leaves should sprout along with them. If you’ve gotten to this stage, it’s very likely you have a healthy growing seedling!