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Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Jan 22, 2011 1:36 PM CST
|I'm confused if I should nick the blue lupines seeds, soak them or just plant them in the milk jug and let Mother Nature work her magic. Have you ever sown lupines? I'd love to hear about your experiences or suggestions.|
Jan 23, 2011 4:58 AM CST
|When I did them, I just wintersowed like everything else.|
Instructions on seed packs assume that you will be growing them under lights. For wintersowing you don't need to do all that stuff. Don't read instructions, just sow the seeds.
My only suggestion would be to maybe wait a while on those. Big seeds like that can rot if left too long in cold wet soil. I'd probably wait until around late February or early March.
Jan 23, 2011 5:19 AM CST
|Pippi, I should have added that I'm in zone 6. You might be zone 7? IOW, you might have warmer spring temps, so Feb might be good.|
Jan 24, 2011 11:54 PM CST
|Last year I wintersowed lupine. I did not soak or nick them and they germinated just fine. I had them out on the back porch, not out in the snow.|
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