Has anyone tried this?
I'm thinking of pre-sprouting peas in a few days and ran across this information in the research process:
PEAS AND BEANS: I have a hint for you. I always presprout my peas and beans before planting them. I just found out a nifty trick to really jumpstart your peas, (and it may work for beans as well although I haven't tried it on beans). Soak your peas for 12 to 48 hours in a solution of water with Vitamin C or Folic Acid. Disolve half of a 150 milligram Vitamin C tablet in a quart of water . For folic acid use four 5 milligram tablets. It has been proven that the treated pea seedlings will grow 40% higher. The root length, deeling weight and germination were also greatly enhanced by this method. I got great germination even on really old pea seeds I had given up hope for.
A search of this forum didn't turn up "folic acid" or "folic" or "vitamin". Has anyone ever tried soaking pea seeds in folic acid or Vitamin C?
And while I'm asking questions, what is "deeling weight"?