Seed propagation techniques and pre-treatments to break dormancy.

Updated: Jul 6

When deciding to grow plants from seeds, it is important to know the correct techniques to get your seeds to germinate, many beginners are under the assumption that you pop a seed in some soil and magically it will grow. Sometimes it can be as easy as that but often, you need to break the seeds dormancy to get it to germinate quicker and in some cases, at all.

It is all trial and error but luckily for all of us, there is much information out there regarding seed propagation and to do so effectively, it just takes a little bit of research.


We offer propagation notes on all the species that we supply, these can be found on our website under the how to grow tab. I have also recently added some external links to provide more detailed information by other industry professionals.


I like to have as much information on how to do something before I do it, I may be a little weird but I read reference books for fun, I have a huge library of the old fashioned way of reading - books, but the internet is such a valuable resource that should be used to its full potential so don't ever stop reading!


There are so many factors to consider when growing plants from seeds, the following information has been compiled from my own experiences as well as my growing Bible - Growing Australian Native Plants from Seed by Murray Ralph. This books is such a great reference tool and I would recommend others to read it, it goes into so much detail and is easy to read and understand, for a novice or an advanced grower.