Galitzki, Dora
February 1997
Garden Design;Feb/Mar97, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p20
A definition of the term "scarification" is presented. Scarification is the act of roughening, scraping or scoring a seed before planting it. The technique quickens germination by making it easier for seeds with hard coatings to absorb water. Large seeds may be scraped slightly with a knife. Smaller , more delicate seeds should be rubbed lightly with an emery board or sandpaper.


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