winter sowing rose seeds

erasmus_gwJanuary 27, 2012

Usually I sow my rose seeds in flats about this time of year and put them under flourescent lights in my unheated laundry room. I think I will have more flats than space indoors this year and wonder if I could just leave them outside even though it will freeze . I think the people who do winter sowing say that the seedlings won't emerge until it's safe for them. I don't know.

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roseseek

They usually won't germinate until the temperatures and water levels are to their liking. Make sure they're covered with some sort of screen in case you have "visitors". Mice, squirrels and rats LOVE rose seeds. If you don't have rain, make sure they are regularly watered. Being kept too dry will inhibit germination, too. Kim

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 11:07PM
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erasmus_gw

Thanks, Kim.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 6:22AM
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roseseek

You're welcome, Linda. I'll trade you. It's in the mid eighties here, far too warm for germination. We need some colder, wetter weather, and fast! It's about nine months too early to be in a "fire watch", which we are. Kim

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 7:24PM
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erasmus_gw

Wow, summer in January! It has been a mild winter here, which suits me fine. In a couple of days it'll be about 68. No snow this year but that could still change in Feb. and March. We had a fire watch yesterday due to dry air.
Some of the crocus and daffodils are blooming right now.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 10:45AM
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JessicaBe(5-6 Central Ohio)

lucky ducks....

    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 2:49PM
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