Re: [gardeners] tinier seeds

Kay Lancaster (
Sat, 11 Apr 1998 09:51:33 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 11 Apr 1998, Margaret Lauterbach wrote:

> Okay, I have even tinier seeds than skirret to plant.  They're for rampion,
> or rapunzel (without split ends).  vilmorin says they're the tiniest of all
> kitchen garden seeds, a "gramme" containing over 25,000 seeds.  I have
> Clear-Jel from Nichols garden nursery, for pre-sprouted seeds, but I wonder
> what would happen if I mixed the seeds in that mixture then poured it into
> a drill?  Has anyone tried it?  Thanks, Margaret

I've done something like that, but using one of the polyacrylamide water
gels and a 1950's style restaurant ketchup bottle.  Worked fairly well,
but still a certain amount of clumping.

Kay Lancaster
just west of Portland, OR; USDA zone 8 (polarfleece)