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Smile Re: Off-ish topic, Seed sprouting, Weird gemmick or helpful product ?

Originally Posted by amiart View Post

Dr. Neville Brown has now developed "instant smoke" for growers who want to germinate the dormant seeds of wildflowers. In this invention absorbent paper is impregnated with fynbos-smoke-saturated water. The paper is dried and sealed in a polythene packet. When dormant seeds need "smoking", you add some water to the paper in a suitable container and soak the seeds you want "smoke-primed" in the smoke-water solution for 24 hours. In order to have the maximum effect in breaking seed dormancy, a range of natural germination stimulators has been added to the smoke solution to overcome other forms of seed dormancy found in many species such as the Strelitzia.
Very accurate....and it works.

There are a few ways to do it economically with store purchased Liquid Smoke.

If you do an internet search keywords "liquid smoke seed germination" one will find some good takeaways.
Works well when making beef jerky too
Liquid smoke
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