Invisible seeds – Planting

Q: What is the best method for planting almost invisible seeds? I bought corkscrew plant seeds and I would like to get as many plants as possible from the package of 25 minuscule seeds.

A: There are a couple of techniques for handing tiny seed. One is to scatter the seed on a piece of white paper and pick them up individually with the moistened tip of a pencil or toothpick. The other is to mix the seed with a half-cup of dry sand and then scatter the sand-seed mixture over the soil in a planting flat using a tablespoon. In either case, use your palm to pat the seed into good contact with the soil. Be sure not to sneeze when working with teensy seed!

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