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    Darlingtonia Seeds

    I have some Darlingtonia seeds that have been in stratification for about 3 weeks (put in 6/8/09) and was wondering if it would be OK to sow them tomorrow, about 5 days short of a full 4 weeks (I'm leaving for pretty much the rest of the summer tomorrow). I don't think it should be too much of a problem since plants are never too exact and naturally experience seasonal length differences, but I thought I'd ask since one can never be too sure.

    I have already asked for advice on this from a few people, but the number of days in question has increased.

    Thanks for any help.

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    You'll probably get a better germination ratio if you wait the full four weeks. 5 days is a pretty significant chunk of time if you're only talking 28 days total (~18%). If you don't allow enough time for the inhibitor factors to break down the seeds aren't going to germinate.
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    How long will you be gone? If it's feasible, I'd maybe try sowing half now and leaving the rest to stratify until you get back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    You'll probably get a better germination ratio if you wait the full four weeks.
    Thanks. I guess I could ask my Mom (GASP!) to sow a few of them on the 4 week mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    How long will you be gone? If it's feasible, I'd maybe try sowing half now and leaving the rest to stratify until you get back.
    ~Joe
    Haha, you must have posted this right as I was writing.

    I'll be gone until around the 16th of August. That would be too long, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theyellowdart View Post
    =I'll be gone until around the 16th of August. That would be too long, right?
    I can't believe you're going to miss my birthday and the August LACPS meeting just for a stupid vacation. Bad form man. Bad form.

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    On the flip side, I've had some stratifying since March -- think they are still viable? When I seeded the first 1/4th of them in April they didn't take, and when I tried again with another few in early June they... still didn't take. Wondering if I'm wasting my time here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWurm View Post
    I can't believe you're going to miss my birthday and the August LACPS meeting just for a stupid vacation. Bad form man. Bad form.

    Jason
    Thats too bad, I'm missing it too. aww, jason sad.

    I gotta sow mine before I leave to San Jose tomorrow. But they dont finish stratifying until 7/3/09. ooh dilema!

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