RE: Quick germinators....

Christopher Waldrop (
Fri, 24 Feb 1995 15:50:09 -0600 (CST)

> Vigorization is where you put seeds into a potassium salt
> solution for
> a period of time to get the seed going biochemically, but the salt
> delays radicle emergence. Usually it's done for a day to 3 days. The
> seeds are then dried and planted out at a later date (Not too late,
> though! They're biochemically active now. Respiring and all that
> stuff.) Germination is usually increases as well as uniformity of
> germination. Sometimes it works well with hard to germinate seed.
> This has been done with primarily food crops and "normal"
> horticultural crops. I haven't tried it with any of my CP seed, but
> it's not a bad idea to try.

Is that KCl solution? Interesting; is that as effective as gibberelic