Wyrtig

OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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Seed Scarification

Some seeds have such thick coats that moisture can’t easily penetrate, and so the seed is very slow to germinate. Germination can be hurried by thinning or scratching the seed coat. This can be most easily done with a file, sandpaper, or a knife. The seed coat should be scuffed, not deeply sanded or cut. Seed should be planted immediately after scarification. Soaking seed overnight is usually not a good idea, and may actually reduce survival rates.

Two excellent guides to plant propagation

 

 

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