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Should You Use Hydrogen Peroxide To Germinate Seeds?
Hydrogen peroxide is similar to water in chemical composition and is one of the safest chemicals to use in gardening. It can facilitate a smoother and faster germination process.
Pinterest user @featherinthewoods recommends soaking seeds in a solution of 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide mixed with 1 cup of water for 30 minutes before planting.
Once the seeds are softened, rinse and plant them. Hydrogen peroxide also sanitizes seeds; combats mildew, pests, and root rot; and acts as a fertilizer and rooting agent.
While this method can accelerate germination, avoid overusing hydrogen peroxide, as excessive amounts can dry out seeds, kill beneficial bacteria, and lead to seed aging.