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May 27, 2013 8:15 PM CST
|I live in Florida and we have few cold days. I also have seeds that need a "cold" treatment to grow.|
I have tried the putting into bag of moistened mix but they are hard to sow afterwards.
Now I found a package that says to put in the freezer for a few weeks
What is the best way to give seeds a "cold" treatment with out taking up a lot of space in the Frigidaire.
Can I just put the seed packages in the freezer for a few weeds or must they be in a moist environment???
Thank you for any help
May 27, 2013 8:58 PM CST
|Seeds which need stratifying, need to be in a moist medium.|
You could do this by placing the seeds in a small plastic container of vermiculite.
Make the vermiculite moist,but not wet, and sprinkle the seeds onto it.
Place the lid on the container and place in freezer for that time.
I usually allow the seeds and vermiculite to sit overnight at room temperature so the
seeds "imbibe" the moisture , before they go in the freezer. Maybe in Florida a few hours at room temperature would be fine.
May 28, 2013 9:29 AM CST
so it is the freezer not the ice box?
One reason I asked was I get some seeds that had been pre chilled and they where not wet.(problems was that I could not get out and plant them do to knee surgery)
May 28, 2013 12:04 PM CST
|Some just need chilling so the 'frig is good.|
Others need cold treatment in which case the freezer is better.
If those said "pre-chilled" then I'd just put them in the frig.
May 28, 2013 2:45 PM CST
|Thank you very much. Not to find enough room in there for the seeds.|
May 29, 2013 6:08 AM CST
|For palm seeds. I clean, float off. Then vacuum seal them in a seal a meal package and place in the crisper drawer for a few weeks.|
May 29, 2013 5:35 PM CST
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May 29, 2013 6:01 PM CST
|What do you mean by "float off"??|