Pepper Seed Question

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  1. Clay_22

    Clay_22 In Flower

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    I was watching a youtube video and the guy on the video said to soak pepper seeds in a 50/50 hydrogen peroxide water mix for five minutes. Has any one done this ? I have grown plenty of varieties of peppers from seed with good success. Was wondering if this really helps.
     
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    I've never tried it as I've never had a problem germinating pepper seeds. I don't know that the 50/50 hydrogen peroxide water is worth trying or not. Personally I wouldn't bother.
     
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    Thanks Eileen I don't have any problems myself. Just curious about the method.
     
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    Hydrogen peroxide will add oxygen so it makes sense. I add 5 drops of oxygenated water to a litre of water and germinate my seeds in a folded up kitchen cloth between 2 plates. I place this on top of the fridge (24 deg Celsius)
     
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    @Odif Thanks for the tip. I've never thought about, tried or used Hydrogen Peroxide for seeds but like your idea.
     
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    H2O2 is about disinfection and sterility. There are other methods that may work better if you suffer from fungi unique to your area or in your (actually on) seed stream.
     
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