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Dan’s Garden: Pre-Sprouts

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When it is still too cold to plant in the spring, preparing “pre-sprouts” is a good way for us to grow older seeds, and as Chief Meteorologist Dan Pope and OSU Master Gardener Jane Moyer tell us, it can also let us get a jump on growing our gardens inside before planting outside.

Here’s a few helpful notes from the video above:

Reasons to pre-sprout seeds:
- Seed is difficult to germinate (hard seed coat)
- Seeds are old (testing viability)

Method:
- Put between damp paper towels
- Cover with plastic

For more information, call the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines:
Jackson County: 541-776-7371
Josephine County: 541-476-6613
Klamath County: 541-883-7131
Curry County: 541-247-6672