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How do I Prepare Blackberry Lily seeds for Planting?

Posted by redthreaddiy 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 23, 10 at 22:19

I just got some blackberry lily seeds.

I read that some people soaked the seeds for 24 hours.

I plan on doing that and then sowing them indoors until they are strong enough to go outdoors.

Did this work well for anyone? Do the seeds NEED soaking? How deep do I sow the seeds? I'm getting mixed responses from Google, so I'm not sure.

Any more information about how to plant these seeds or what to expect? I think the germination takes 30 days, but if there is a way to speed that up, it would be great! Thanks! :)

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RE: How do I Prepare Blackberry Lily seeds for Planting?

The seeds need stratification, so you will need to put them on moist vermiculite or perlite, and then put in a ziplog bag and store in the refrigerator for about a month. After a month, take them out and start them either indoor or outdoor.

I remember starting mine around March, and I got flowers that same year. Now it is a little late. I am not sure if they will bloom this year; but if they don't, they will come back and be ready for next year.

I put some in a jar with damp vermiculite and stored it in the fridge for about a month.

Then I put the seeds in a tofu box with vermiculite, and I left it in a room indoor.

And I got some seedlings in April:

Since that was my first time, I thought I would do some experiment with different methods, so I also put some like this in a milk container:

And I covered it and left it in my unheated garage. I got good germination this way too. But I started in March. Now your garage is probably too warm.

And the result that year:

RE: How do I Prepare Blackberry Lily seeds for Planting?

You have helped TREMENDOUSLY! Thank you for all of the photos! I will give this method a try!!

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