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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Sep 25, 2014 8:43 PM CST
I ordered Violet seed and it's early fall around high 60s and low 70s. Should I plant seed now, early winter, or in spring?
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Sep 26, 2014 10:21 AM CST
In my experience, pretty much everything from the Violaceae Family of plants can be sown in Fall, Winter and Spring. It largely depends on what you want to do with them.
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Sep 26, 2014 11:43 AM CST
Xeramtheum said:In my experience, pretty much everything from the Violaceae Family of plants can be sown in Fall, Winter and Spring. It largely depends on what you want to do with them.


I was afraid if I grow now they will germinate and then once frost comes will kill the seedlings.
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chelle
Sep 26, 2014 11:49 AM CST
I think any that do sprout will winter over if they're growing in the ground, Keith. They do here anyway. Smiling
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Sep 26, 2014 11:50 AM CST
I don't think that would be a problem but you can wait until after your 2nd hard freeze if you like.
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Sep 26, 2014 12:10 PM CST
I'm growing in pots
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Xeramtheum
Sep 26, 2014 12:28 PM CST
Then I'd Winter Sow them. Late December early January. Here is a link to get you started .. be warned though, once you start Winter Sowing your seeds you'll be hooked!

http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/How_to_Winter_Sow.html
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Sep 26, 2014 5:40 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:Then I'd Winter Sow them. Late December early January. ... be warned though, once you start Winter Sowing your seeds you'll be hooked!



I agree Big Grin

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Sep 28, 2014 4:26 AM CST

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