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Old May 23, 2017   #140
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Yeah, I hope it wasn't me, either.

Fred Hempel has posted that he uses a hot water bath. You need an immersion cooker to maintain the water at just the right temperature. Some disease can hang out in the center of the seed, and the oxidizing agent can't get to it, but the heat will kill it, which Carolyn has posted about in more detail.

I use Oxy Clean, which converts to hydrogen peroxide upon contacting organic matter. TSP is the industry standard, but both of them are oxidizing agents.
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