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    I know this have been discussed before, but I couldn;t find anything when I did a search. How long to I need to stratify seeds before I plant them? I just put some seeds in the friwdge today that I collected today. I plan on starting them early inthe GH to give them a jump start on next year. Isn't it like 3 weeks or something?

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    I put the seeds in a plastic medicine cup and put it in the fridge full of water. I had around 98% germination after a week of sowing.

    Oh yeah add water too lol. shake it up every so often.


    You could just leave them out it a pot over winter. That's the long way.

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    Yeah I thought about natural straifying, but I want to give them a jump start on next year. At the moment they are in a papertowel that is moistened and in a ziplock in the fridge. So CLint you only left your in teh fridge for a week and had 98% germ rate?
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    what you're doing is fine. If it were me i'dd spray lightly with a fungicide.

    No, I mean I planted them, and one week later I had germination. Then my dad let them dry out and they died. I left them in the fridge for a month.

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    ok cool then a month it is for these minor seeds. Then I will plant them in the GH for germination. I want them to have a head start for next spring
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    Some people put them under lights 24/7 for the first year (maybe the first two years).

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    I like to sow the seeds right on the soil in the container I want them in; 3" pots are a good size to work with. Cover up the seeds with a little bit of soil and refrigerate in a ziploc bag for 4 weeks. They should germinate in 2-4 weeks under lights (or in a warm greenhouse). After a few months they can be pricked out and set in individual 2" pots. If outside works, grow them outside; if not, inside is fine. If you want them to grow really fast, find a syringe and inject the tiny pitchers with fertilizer/food. Good luck!

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    Thanks Peter. Have you got any recommendation for fertilizer and strength? I can get syringes all day long from work.
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