Question for Arthur.
I just traded for about 30 tubers of Pterostylis curta. They are firm, healthy, good sized tubers however some of them have already initiated with 1mm to 3mm sprouts. They have only been dormant for 2 month. Home for them has been Indianapolis which apparently has had a cold summer so they think it's already fall.
In Southern California we have a wonderful condition called 'June Gloom'. During the night a marine layer of low clouds rolls in and keeps our mornings cool until it burns off. This usually comes to an abrupt end in early July and then there is burning heat until as late as Nov/Dec. The days are already getting shorter but for us, summer has not even started yet.
If I encourage these tubers to continue sprouting, they will show leaves in our early summer and be way ahead of the curve. Should I place them in a shady spot outside and let them get used to local conditions, or put them in the cold greenhouse, let them think it's fall and let them continue sprouting?
Your suggestion will be appreciated, Nick