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    Too cold for germination?

    I will be putting some vft seeds in with the highlanders. The temps are 70's in the day and drop into the 40's at night. Is this too cold to get them to germinate?

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    it's kind of too hot it should be in the fridge, that where i put mine for stratification.

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    too hot for germination? o_O it should be in the fridge?
    i think polywer is addressing to dormancy or stratification, not germination.
    as for germination, i'm sure somebody can help you... but i think 40F is too low. i said i think.

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    Hmmm.....I have never tried germinating vft in those conditions...but I have my second batch of VFT seed germinating this year. The seed are best germinated when sown fresh [no stratification]. My temps for them are well.... 75F - 85F day | 70F or so at night.

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    VFTs dont need to be stratified to germinate. but they do need to be very fresh

    it sounds fine to me. just dont let it drop to low. and with lows in the 40s the new seedlings will be slow growing. just make sure the light is high and your set.

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    ohh thought you ment stratifacation sorry about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by glider14 View Post
    VFTs dont need to be stratified to germinate. but they do need to be very fresh

    it sounds fine to me. just dont let it drop to low. and with lows in the 40s the new seedlings will be slow growing. just make sure the light is high and your set.

    Alex

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    Yeah thanks that whole thing was stupid anyways. Maybe my old 23 watt CF would work better? It's just the light is stronger in the basement but it's also colder.

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    Your temperatures sound perfectly ok to me.

    VFTs germinate in late spring, not summer, so they don't need ultra high temps to germinate.

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