Stratifying wintergreen seeds - too late?

queuetue(5a)February 26, 2009

I've got 8 to 10 weeks left before the last spring frost, and I just received a packet of wintergreen seeds. Is it too late to start them this year?

I was planning on putting them just under the surface in shallow pans of damp starting mix, covered with saran wrap - one in the fridge and one outside in the deep cold.

Is this a good plan - and is it just too late to get started this year?

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herbalbetty

I've started seeds of Very Berry Wintergreen and found I didn't need cold stratification at all. However, you might experiment with one tray indoors and one outside to see if germination rates differ. Isn't gardening fun??

    Bookmark   February 26, 2009 at 8:10AM
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queuetue(5a)

Great! My variety happens to be very berry - from Richters. How did you plant them for germination?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2009 at 8:55AM
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