anyone here have experience of growing mandrakes?
i have been trying to grow mandrakes since last summer, i stratified the seeds in the fridge, for 6 weeks in a jar of water which i changed daily, as i was suposed to, i planted them on pots and kept them warm.
nothing happened, thankfully i left them in my greenhouse which got knocked over (yes its a little diddy one) and due to british weather there was snow while i was on holiday. one sprouted, 1. when searching through the post for the rest of the seeds as nothing else came up i found one that had started to sprout and died and one shell of a seed and 2 other seeds. one i never found
the other 2 are in jiffy pellets now and haven't sprouted.
main proble though is that the one that is doing ok isn't looking so good. it has one true leaf and the seed leaves died and fell off a few days ago.it was looking a bit sad cos theres bee realy hot weather which has just broken thankfully.
should it be like this? i just has one leaf stickng out of the ground. and as the dog nearly dug it up a few days aog i got a look at the crown (it was digging next to the plant thankfully). no new leaves forming.
is this normal, there is shockingly little info on the web.