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    Jeffnboston2002
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    I am cold stratifying several seeds now...

    I am cold stratifying several seeds now:
    Cephalotus follicularis
    various drosera (sundew's)
    cobra lily
    s. leucophylla
    s flaca rugelii
    s psittacina
    s alata
    s purpurea

    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

    jeff

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    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.
    that makes no logic

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    I sprayed an antimold agent before ziping them up. I used a plastic container with peat/perlite 1/1

    everything is waterproof

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    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?

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