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Friday, March 25, 2011

Testing Last Year's Radishes in Rows


You can always test out seed by placing them between wet paper towels. That is fine. I prefer to test them out this way. The rows might be 16 inches long. I am putting radish seeds in there from last year. I planted long rows with seeds purchased for 2011.  I use short rows to test germination.

The pictures tell the story. Just make as many rows as you have left over seed varieties. Make sure you label each row.  In this case you are looking for germination, so place seeds like every quarter of inch. Thin later if they come up.








Notice the popsicle sticks. You can get like 400 for $5 from craft stores. They make great markers. Don't forget to label the radishes. You will forget. And if they germinate, you might want to plant a quick row. If you don't remember what you planted, you'll have to wait till they mature.