Watering seeds with hot water???

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  1. Fine ocean parker

    Fine ocean parker Active Member

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    I was told the other day " when you first water your vegetable seed ( indoor in trays ) to use hot water ". They said this is only for the first watering and fairly hot but not boiling. I have not done this but thinking about it i can see where it may help. Does anyone have any insight into this practice?
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    Providing they are still in 'seed', not 'seedling' stage thats ok,

    I had some hard seed in boling water for 48 hours, they were also put on the radiator to keep the water hot. And if that was'nt enough I microwaved them before potting.


    The microwave, caution as I never tried that before.
     
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    Thanks to both of you. This was told as a first watering of seeds in soil not seedling and I heard it from Bryan Minter. My understanding was it would perhaps help with germination. Reading the article woodschmoe sent ( thanks ) it was nothing to do with killing pathogens. Anyways thanks again, maybe I'll do a personal tested of my own.
     

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