cold zone hybridizing
Hi, I've never hybridized before and am thinking about doing it here in zone 3.
I can't seem to find any information except how to hybridize in the warmer zones.
If I can get 2 or 3 of my potted roses (46 potted roses in garage) to bloom more quickly than the others by moving them in and out of the garage as soon as it gets warm enough (can't do that with all my roses - too many - so I wait until all signs of night frost are gone), then I can get the hybridized hips to ripen before it gets too cold here.
But I have no clue what to do with the seeds in the winter time. Can't find any info.
On another thread here someone said that if the hip is planted directly into the soil medium then germination would be delayed for months and months. Now doesn't that sound like something that would work for me?? Then I could just leave them in my garage under wraps (I have an overhead heater to keep the garage at a cool (but not too cold) temperature. Then could I take them outside in the warmer weather - June.
Is there a better way?? Please be as specific as possible - I'm feeling pretty inept right now. :)
Thanks for all your help!