Seed Soaking

“…For truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

Seed soaking is an old-time gardeners trick to decrease the time it takes for seeds to germinate. God created seeds to be able to withstand harsh weather conditions. So naturally they have their own sort of shield that protects them. In order to break this shield down, we need to soak our seeds.

The Lord made seeds able to know when to start their germination process. Moisture and temperature are two of the biggest factors that tell a seed when it is time to germinate. However, all seeds are different. Some seeds have what is called a germination inhibitor that is designed to prevent a seed from germinating. The only way to stop this is by breaking down the inhibitor through seed soaking. Saying this, let’s get started on how to seed soak.

How to Seed Soak:

1.) You will first need a jar or a glass bowl. Size does not matter, as long as it is able to fit all your seeds.

2.) Fill the jar or bowl with hot water. It does not need to be boiling hot, but just hot enough to where it steams.

3.) Place your seeds in the hot water and allow them to stay in the water as it cools off. Almost all seeds can be soaked for around 12-24 hours. However, seeds should never be soaked for longer than 48 hours as they can drown.

4.) Some seeds that are larger in size and have a harder coat can be scratched on with sand paper on each side to help the water penetrate.

5.) After your 12-24 hours you can plant your seeds as directed!

Happy growing!