Maine et Loire, France
How to avoid seed cases 'clinging' to seeds when germinating? I've noticed this year, particularly in using old seed (two or three years old) of aubergine and tomato, that although they still germinate, the seed case remains tightly around the future seed leaves. Many of these refuse to open up and the top of the stem where it enters the seed case then rots off.
Is there any way to prevent this, other than by using fresher seed? Have other GOYers come across this problem. I'm a skinflint and don't like to buy fresh seed every year!
- 19 Mar, 2010