Propagation forum: Cold stratification media?

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Jul 24, 2016 9:19 AM CST

Going to try a hybrid refrigerator/winter sowing stratification process in the fall/winter. In the past, I've used zip lock bags w/a little potting soil. Wondering...can you use just plain old sand? Or does something else work better? I've had ok success...though sometimes seeds grow mould and rot so I was looking for an alternative...any suggestions? I'm sowing seeds like Collinsonia canadensis, Elephantopus carolinianus etc...some of the seeds will be tiny.

What works for you? Thank-you!
Name: greene
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Jul 24, 2016 12:30 PM CST
Rather than soil I would suggest a sterile medium. I only use Vermiculite but there are other media that can be used.

Good luck and hope you have success! Thumbs up
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Jul 25, 2016 6:08 PM CST
greene is right sterile medium is your best option but you can always bake some sand at 350 in the oven to sterilize it Thumbs up
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Jul 26, 2016 8:25 AM CST
Thank-you so much Greene and Daniel for your suggestions! I'll try both!

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