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OK, I understand stratification. It is the process of doing what mother-nature does. I have a few questions to add: Why 20-weeks? Winter is 13-weeks... Why not freeze the seed/peat moss mixture? It freezes in nature! Since I am late on my process... can I give it one year or five weeks of cold moist treatment?




You should make sure the seed has had time to soak up some moisture before mixing with moist peat or sand and it is better for it to be subjected to intermittant freezing as happens as the seeds lie close to the surface during the winter or normally I keep mine in fridge at approx. 3 degrees. and this seems to work well with most seds, however there are several seeds that make sure of their survival by spreading their germination over several seasons.. Pinus parviflora has done this to me so the same sowing still produced a few seedlings after three years in an outdoor seedbed . Be patient.

7 Mar, 2010



7 Mar, 2010


I was looking for your garden pictures on here and couldn't find them. I also live in N,C. and wanted to see what you grow. I'm always looking for new ideas for my shade garden.

8 Mar, 2010

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