I am cold stratifying several seeds now...
I am cold stratifying several seeds now:
various drosera (sundew's)
s flaca rugelii
I am trying to get a jump on the outdoor growing season. Come January, I will need to take them out of the garage (zone 5 here with 9+ inched of snow so far today) and place them under artificial light (ziplock bag and all) for at least 3 weeks than grad open the bag -keeping them under the light until it is warm enought outside.
what lighting would you recommend for this process.
thanks for your input
Whats it to ya?
Whatever you are storing the seeds in be 100% certain its waterproof (that does not involve ziplock bags!) or mold may be a problem, especially in intermittent unusually warm spells.
I sprayed an antimold agent before ziping them up. I used a plastic container with peat/perlite 1/1
everything is waterproof
It sounds like you're making a bit of meal of it to me.
Sow the seeds onto wet peat and leave them for 5 weeks in the cold garage. Then place them inside under 30+W compact fluorescent 6000K lights.
I don't understand the gradually opening the bag bit?