sooby said:Larry, I'm not at all sure that the peroxide will prevent molding but fingers crossed
Scatterbrain, whether they will stratify straight from the pod is a bit of a grey area. When I tried it it did not work, whereas storing them dry and then rehydrating during stratification did work. So maybe you'll want to try both ways and see what works better for you. Most people dry them at least two or three days before refrigerating but it actually more likely takes two or three weeks to get them internally dry.
Yes, you stratify four to six weeks before sowing if you're doing them indoors. In the meantime you can store them dry in the fridge or dry in paper bags at room temperature (which is what I do). Given the humidity in winter in the UK the fridge might be a better option, it gets very dry in the house in winter here in Canada.
Baggie = plastic (usually sandwich) baggie in North America.
I discovered when I came here from the UK that although we technically speak the same language, there are differences in word use and also terminology, sometimes I caused great amusement with using terms that we'd have thought nothing of in the UK but mean something entirely different here.