Summer sowing perennials for fall planting

hengal(z5 / IN)July 3, 2013

Hi everyone. I am getting ready to sow some perennial seeds that I purchased with the intent of growing them out a bit and planting them in their permanent bed early fall. Do these seeds need to be put in the freezer first?

Thank you!

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terrene(5b MA)

What seeds are you wanting to sow? Many seeds don't need any cold stratification to germinate. I sowed about 5 types of Echinacea at the end of May and have many small seedlings now. They did not need any cold treatment.

For those seeds that have a tough seed coat and truly need 1-3 months of cold wet conditions to germinate, then it's easiest to just wait and sow them in the fall or winter. They are ideal for winter sowing, not summer sowing.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 6:15PM
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