are my seeds ok? what to do now?
I've never saved seed from roses before this year, but in late August I plucked a softening hip from Song of the Stars - must try to rescue babies from this gorgeous creature!!! - and stuck it in a ziploc bag in the fridge. Today I took it out to examine, and found it all mushy and brown. I opened it, and took out the seeds. They don't seem obviously bad, but then I don't really know what I'm doing. I was surprised that they are large and hard-coated like a morning glory seed or something. Does this mean I can soak them and start them inside like an mg? Have I given them enough of a cold treatment? I have heard of wintersowing roses, so I thought a low-tech approach may be ok...and, yes, it is cold outside and I'm really itching to plant something, anything...but I don't want to blow my chance at these, my first rose seeds from one of my fave roses. Thanks for any advice, info, or mere musings.