leaving rose hips on plant
Somebody said on another forum on hybridizing (I don't really learn anything there, because they don't talk at my level of understanding) "why don't we just leave the hips on the bush"
That got me thinking, yeah, why don't I? I guess the answer might be that tender rose hybridizing means protecting the seeds from severe cold. But my potted roses are in the garage all covered up.
So COULD I leave the hips on the roses all spring? And if I did that, then what would I do in the spring? Just take the seeds and plant them in pots and take them out of the garage in the warmth of the day and bring them back in when it freezes over night? Would I have to do anything special with them, i.e. keeping them sterile with hydrogen peroxide?
This sounds like it could be a very easy thing to do for me. What do you all think?