Sanitise Your Seeds
Did you know that your seeds could be harbouring pathogens including Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella, Listeria, and Staphylococcus aureus (staph) that can cause food-borne illness? Seeds contaminated with pathogens can also cause disease, which can spread to your other plants, and ultimately cause them to die. Sanitising your seeds before planting them can help prevent seed-borne plant diseases, especially those caused by bacteria, and can minimize the risk of foodborne illness spread via contaminated seeds. So how can you effectively sanitise your seeds? The answer is simple: soak them in Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM. Hydrogen peroxide is the perfect solution for sanitising seeds, as it’s powerful, yet very gentle.
Simply follow these steps:
Pour enough Hydrogen Peroxide 3% – Oxygen PlusTM to cover the seeds into a sealed container.
Let them sit for four hours and rinse them off with water.
Chemically speaking, hydrogen peroxide (H202) is very similar in composition to water (H20)—the only difference is hydrogen peroxide has an extra molecule of oxygen. Through the power of oxidation, hydrogen peroxide kills 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, mould spores, yeast, and fungi to help prevent the transmission of foodborne and plant diseases. You can feel confident in the safety of your seeds after treating them with Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM. Not only does hydrogen peroxide effectively get rid of harmful pathogens, but it comes with the added benefit of speeding up seed germination. Have you ever noticed that your plants seem to grow an inch after a good rain? You’re not imagining it! Studies have shown that rainwater benefits plants more than regular tap water due to its hydrogen peroxide content. Seeds thrive when exposed to hydrogen peroxide.
Unlike traditional sanitising solutions, hydrogen peroxide is completely non-toxic and doesn’t contain any chlorine, alcohols, acids, or other dangerous chemical additives. In fact, it biodegrades completely into just water and oxygen, making it environmentally friendly as well.