Daylilies forum: I planted seeds about 6 weeks ago and have nothing

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Name: Roxanne Moskal
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roxxanne
Dec 15, 2013 8:25 AM CST
I probably should have waited til spring but I thought they would do good in my greenhouse. I planted several crosses that I bought from different sources. I have nothing so far. Does that mean I failed or do you think they will sprout in the spring? I have some really cool crosses so I hope I didn't screw up.
Name: pam
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gardenglory
Dec 15, 2013 9:19 AM CST
I would fish around for the seeds and see if they are still hard. I dont know what zone your in, but if its a cold one, they should sprout just fine in the spring Im guessing they are outside, not inside under lights???
Name: Roxanne Moskal
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roxxanne
Dec 15, 2013 9:25 AM CST
They're in my greenhouse, I'm in zone 6A. The greenhouse goes down to about 48 at night and the daytime temp varies, if it's sunny it will go up to 100, if not it's usually around 58. So should I fish them out and store them or just leave them in the soil?
Name: Kim W
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kimkats
Dec 15, 2013 9:33 AM CST
If they are still hard and not mushy I would just leave them in the pots, they will germinate in time.
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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Dec 15, 2013 10:09 AM CST
Yes, as Kim said, if hard, leave them in the pots for sure.
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Hemlady
Dec 15, 2013 1:11 PM CST
I would think with night time temps of 48 degrees, they will not germinate. I wait to plant mine in pots when night time temps are in the 60's and they usually germinate within 2 to 3 weeks.
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Name: Roxanne Moskal
Near Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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roxxanne
Dec 16, 2013 2:53 PM CST
Ok, I dug my finger around in one pot and I couldn't see the seeds. Then the next pot a seed had a little root coming out so I just left the rest alone. There is one shoot in one of the pots. I think I'll just leave them, but from now on no planting in the fall! Thanks guys!!
Name: pam
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gardenglory
Dec 16, 2013 2:57 PM CST
i think that was the right thing to do
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Dec 16, 2013 9:47 PM CST
I put mine in a sunny south window and they usually sprout pretty quickly. I always start my seeds in winter. (But then again ... I am in Florida).
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