Rodger Whitlock
Mon, 16 May 2005 22:50:40 PDT
On 16 May 05 at 8:41, Jane McGary wrote:

[n.b. elisions alter the thrust of Jane's remarks]

> In my experience, a lot of seeds... germinate best if ...
> exposed to outdoor temperatures (not freezing but quite
> cool, here) for a month or two. Rather than germinating
> them moist paper towels or some such, I think it's
> better to plant them in a seed pot right away...

IMHO, this is the best way to grow *all* hardy bulbs from
seed. We might call it the "let it grow" approach in
contrast to the more totalitarian "make it grow" approach 
favored by so many.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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