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Beginner looking for help with seeds

Posted by toronto_girl_zone_6 (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 20, 10 at 7:41

Hello everyone. A friend of mine recently gifted me with a package of each of the following seeds (all of which are hardy to zone 6):

>Grape Hyacinth
>Lily of the Valley
>English Daisy
>Lupin "Dwarf Gallery" and
>Lily of the Nile).

Could anyone tell me what I am supposed to do with these seeds? Pretty sure just burying them under soil is not the way to ensure success. I live in zone 6, and the first frost is likely to hit by the end of November. I have a west facing balcony and will be container gardening. Please help!

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RE: Beginner looking for help with seeds

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 20, 10 at 11:30

Grape Hyacinth - Muscari - sow 40F for germination in many months, or sow outdoors in Fall

Lily of the Valley - Convallaria majalis , Sow at 64-71F for 2-4 weeks, move to 39F for 4-6 weeks, move to 41-53F for germination in a year or more. Or sow outdoors in early Fall.

English Daisy - Bellis perennis , Sow at 68F, often germinates in less than two weeks

Lupin "Dwarf Gallery" Lupinus polyphyllus - Pour hot water over seeds, let soak 1-3 days until swelling noticeable. Sow at 68F for germination in more than two weeks.

Lily of the Nile - Agapanthus - Sow at 70F for germination in 30-90 days

RE: Beginner looking for help with seeds

Hey! Thanks for the information. It really helped!

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