How Do You Get A Good Germination Of Carrot And Parsley Seeds?
Carrot seeds are slow to come up and may have poor stands: this is how to get a good stand every time! Carrot seeds, when planted in the spring, are slow to germinate and sometimes result in a spotty stand. The trick to getting a good germination is to FREEZE the seeds for a number of weeks before they are planted. I like to freeze them for at least 3 weeks, though 4 is more certain. The seeds are then ready to be planted out in our cold, wet spring. I prefer to plant them in March, but February works just as well. I do not like to plant them too early because I am afraid of forgetting where I put them! To the seeds, of course, after being frozen our cold, wet springs are relatively warm. They are ready to grow! Seeds of carrots and parsley are VERY small, and must be planted very shallowly. I usually just sprinkle them on top of the soil and rake them in. since out springs are ALWAYS wet, that is all that I need to do. If I wait until the summer to plant them, then I must sprinkle the