Seeds forum: Allium seeds

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Dec 16, 2012 10:11 AM CST
I got this HEAD.
It's huge, and full of black seeds.
I am pretty sure it's some kind of Allium.

Anyone knows a good way to germinate these?

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Dec 16, 2012 7:02 PM CST

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never tried.. sorry
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Dec 16, 2012 9:58 PM CST

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Depends on what kind it is, I guess. Clothier says:
Allium amethystinum, and hollandicum , Sow at 4ºC (39ºF), germ. erratic

Allium ampeloprasum , amphibolum, caeruleum, mairei, schoenoprasum, senescens, sikkimensis, and splendens, Sow at 20ºC (68ºF), germinates in less than two wks

Allium karataviense , Sow outdoors in the fall for spring germ. , Short lived seed, sow at once.

Allium neapolitanum, and ramosum (odorum) , Sow at 22ºC (72ºF) under constant humidity

Allium tanguticum, and tuberosum , Sow at -4 to +4ºC (24-39ºF) for 6 wks, move to 20ºC (68ºF) for germination

Sounds like a good candidate for wintersowing.

Karen
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Dec 17, 2012 12:50 AM CST
LOL, Alison, very helpful :)

Yup,Karen. Sounds like I should try 3 ways. Wintersow (let pot freeze), fridge, and maybe keep some for spring?
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Dec 17, 2012 4:37 AM CST

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Whistling
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Dec 17, 2012 4:41 AM CST

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Shrug!

Cain, I don't know about your weather. Here in Ohio, I don't mess with my winterown stuff at all. I put the milk jugs outside in Jan. or Feb. when our weather is coldest, and just leave them there until spring until (most) sprout. No refrigerator. There's alternate freezing and thawing, usually many times.

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Dec 17, 2012 5:00 AM CST
Onewish1 said: Whistling

Which tune?

Karen, I'd say we get pretty much the same weather.
I also did some WS last winter. Some really good results, some pots without a trace of green.
It happens.

I'll give WS a try with these.
Looks like I will need a lot of patience, it worst scenario happens.

Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Dec 17, 2012 5:04 AM CST

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Yes, me too. Some things just don't sprout. But overall survival rate is higher for my wintersown things than my indoor seeds.

Karen
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Dec 17, 2012 5:33 AM CST

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usually Andy Griffith.. or Jeopardy Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
Dec 17, 2012 6:39 AM CST

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Hilarious!
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Dec 17, 2012 7:38 AM CST
Shrug! I'll have to google that!
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Dec 17, 2012 8:25 PM CST

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