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Author Topic: Bleach for Soaking Okra Seeds?  (Read 3088 times)
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youngp3
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« on: March 28, 2010, 05:05:34 AM »

In the past I have always soaked my okra seeds overnight in a mixture of bleach and water.  Probably about a 25% bleach to 75% water mixture.  I do this because that is what my grand parents told me to do.  One of those things where you never really got a true understanding of "why" other than it will make them come up quicker. 
What do you guys do?  Do you soak if so what do you soak them in? 
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vegigrower
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 05:32:39 AM »

I think this link provides some good info on the subject:

http://www.growseed.org/seedtreatments.html

I have always soaked them in water but didn't know about the bleach.  I appreciate you  bringing it up.  I'm going to give it a try this year. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 05:44:44 AM »

i soak my okra seeds over night in tap water, the okra seeds have a hard outer shell and it helps to weaken it so the plant can break out easier. gives a little head start to the seed. 
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