Seeds forum: Cold/Moist Stratifying Milkweed Seeds & Other things Started since 1/16

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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
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DavidLMO
Jan 23, 2016 7:52 PM CST
I been preoccupied and have not got much accomplished. Sighing! lately Crying Grumbling

Finally got some Milkweed stratified. Should have done it 2 months ago!! I do my cold/moist stratifying in moist sand which I have found works well for me.

Redring ** (Hard to come by)
Spider or Green - A. viridis **
A. incarnata - White
A. incarnata - Cinderella
A. incarnata - Soulmate
Poke
Tall Green
Prairie
Butterfly Weed
Climbing
Woodson's Swamp
White - A. verticillata
Common
Showy
Purple - to get a reasonable price, had to order from France!!
Heartleaf
A. tuberosa - Hello Yellow
A. tuberosa - Ice Ballet
Narrowleaf
Swamp/Rose
Oval Leaf
Antelope Horns - A. asperula **

** Notoriously hard to grow - I have tried before - this is 3rd or 4th time

[I have 9 types of milkweed that are tender and will start in February. Would give anything to get some Meads. It does grow here, but is threatened.]

I planted 3 Elderberry cuttings:

Bob Gordon
Wyldewood I
Adams

Other seeds started:

Lemon
Asian Pear
Red Banana - likely sterile but what the heck Green Grin!

11 MedJool Dates - 6 in soil, 5 in wet paper towel
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jan 23, 2016 8:06 PM CST
I've also just sown a. purpurascens and should have done it sooner...my excuse being that it was too cold to want to go outside...LOL...which, of course would have suited the milkweed just fine. I have a couple more varieties to sow tomorrow...if it's not pouring out there....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
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DavidLMO
Jan 23, 2016 8:32 PM CST
Mine are all indoors as I do not do much milk jug planting. I just never got into it. Right now would be a great time to do some.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jan 23, 2016 10:12 PM CST
I have no indoors space, no basement and not a lot of milk jugs....LOL....what I do have is quite a few clear plastic storage bins left over from my nursery that I used for cuttings, when we moved they were packed with stuff and now they're being used as mini greenhouses ...my soil filled pots go in there. The bins are now quite brittle, but still work for my purposes. I had not intended to do wintersowing, but realized that I did need to get stuff going rather than waiting.....and I saw all that you guys were already doing and it spurred me to get off my tush and do it....since I live now where we do actually have a Winter, I need to get stuff to size sooner.

My seedings are not as ambitious as yours, but I'm working on it!

Wishing us all luck.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
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DavidLMO
Jan 23, 2016 11:10 PM CST
Sherry!! Thumbs up Sounds to me like that should work.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jan 24, 2016 12:25 AM CST
We shall see.......I'm lucky this year to have a lot of cool seeds...is there anything better than that?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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