Growing stinging nettles... stratifying seeds, etc.
I just got some stinging nettles seeds, and I read that I need to stratify them to get them to germinate.
One thing I read said to stratify 4-6 weeks. I'm assuming that meant to _cold_ stratify.
Another thing I read is:
"Once completing their after-ripening process, seeds should be warm stratified. Seeds germinate at 20/15C in light. (1) Also, germination is reported to occur at alternating temperatures of 25 and 15ÂºC following warm stratification and in the presence of light on seeds that were dry stored."
That just made my head spin. (I found it here: depts.washington.edu/propplnt/Plants/Urtica%20dioica.htm)
Has anyone here ever successfully germinated these things? If you did, how did you do it? I've never stratified seeds before, so I don't know much about it, except a few things I've read. Also, any other advice, like when and where to plant them, would be very helpful and appreciated. Thanks!