Sunday, June 5, 2011

Germinating Chard and Beets: Update

Steps I took to sprout my chard and beets:

1.)Crush the seed coat on both the chard varieties and the orangey-yellow beet from Jung's (I'll look up the cultivar name and post it here).

2.)Soak in warm water for a half hour.

3.)Strain the seed into a piece of paper toweling.

4.)Hold over night in the folded up toweling in a Ziploc bag in a warm place.

5.)Plant them out at about 1/2" depth, a couple inches apart.

6.)Keep well-watered.

Mine germinated in just a couple days. The temps were high 70s to mid-90s, with 50s at night.

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