Return to the Midwest Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

frost ?

Posted by czecheart 5 (My Page) on
Fri, May 24, 13 at 6:57

We sowed some wildflower seeds yesterday. We were told OK to sow after last chance of "killing frost".

Woke up today with frost on the roof. The temperature got down to 32. last night. We could see no visible signs of frost elsewhere.

What do you think , are the seeds still going to be viable?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: frost ?

  • Posted by ericwi Dane County WI (My Page) on
    Wed, May 29, 13 at 21:19

The seeds should be fine. There are many kinds of seeds that won't germinate unless they are subjected to alternate freeze/thaw cycles, the kind of weather they would have to endure if the seed fell off the plant in the fall, and sat on the ground all winter. Seedlings, the tiny plants that come up in a week or two, are sensitive to frost damage.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Midwest Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here