How Do You Disinfect Seeds?
- Soak seeds 6-8 hours, or according to package directions. - Soak the growing mat with water, and place in a container or baking dish. - Spread out the seeds. - Cover and place near a window until the seeds sprout. - Remove lid, and let grow until vibrant leaves appear. - Water daily
Seeds can be subject to mildew, so Grant says it's advisable to sterilize the seed. Using commercial and kitchen-formulated solutions on seeds will prevent mildew, but may also prevent pathogens that can affect the greens themselves
Use ¾ cup of bleach per gallon of water (3 tablespoons per quart) and soak the container/jar for at least 5 minutes. Then rinse with clean water. (From UC Davis publication 8151). You may also sanitize them by boiling them in tap water for 10 minutes in a large pot
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