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How to test the germination of your seeds at home with household materials. Video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPLJk0kBcMg

How to test the germination of your seeds at home with household materials. Video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPLJk0kBcMg

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  • Welcome to the Seed Savers Exchange webinar series.

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  • 1. Presented by Andrea Springmeier 2012 Seed Savers Exchange Webinar Series Home Germination Testing
  • 2. Our mission is to save North America’s diverse, but endangered, garden heritage for future generations by building a network of people committed to collecting, conserving, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants, while educating people about the value of genetic and cultural diversity.
  • 3. Gathering Supplies
  • 4. paper towels plastic bags thermometer cup or container spray bottle rubber bands nail clipper pencil
  • 5. Supplies • thermometer • plastic bags or plastic wrap • rubber bands • pencil or marker • paper towels • cup or container • spray bottle • nail clippers or razor blade
  • 6. Seed and Sprout Parts
  • 7. seed coat (testa) hypocotyl cotyledon primary leaves future root (radicle)
  • 8. Germination Requirements
  • 9. Test Setup
  • 10. Evaluation
  • 11. late germinator or abnormal seedling good germination
  • 12. mold discoloration cracks
  • 13. hilum nick nick
  • 14. (healthy seedlings) (total seeds tested) x 100 = germination rate
  • 15. (healthy seedlings) (total seeds tested) x 100 = germination rate 20 / 25 x 100 = 80%
  • 16. 2012 Seed Savers Exchange Webinar Series Thank You! Additional Resources Seed to Seed, Suzanne Ashworth A Seed Saving Guide for Gardeners and Farmers, Organic Seed Alliance www.seedsavers.org/site/pdf/HomeGermTests_LAFrevised.pdf