Seed Propagation methods

Lee Poulsen
Fri, 06 Feb 2009 10:40:29 PST
I live in So. Calif., also mediterranean, and my experience has been 
that January is about the last month I can sow mediterranean climate 
seeds and hope to get some amount of germination shortly thereafter. 
When I've tried it in Feb. I usually get virtually no germination for 
most species at that point. So if I receive any seeds after Jan. I just 
store it. Although I've never tried sowing them and then storing the 
pots dry until the autumn as Mark suggested. That sounds like a good method.

Even with the stuff I've sown in Jan., some species don't germinate at 
all and some only germinate a few with more germination the following 

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a

Byron Amerson wrote:
> But I guess my question is this:  Am I potentially throwing my money away on
> seeds that I "go for it" with?  Is it really the best approach to hold off
> sowing and watering (or at least watering applying Mark's suggestion) in
> late winter as soon as I receive the seeds of those that are winter growers?
> I live in San Rafael, CA  a maritime Mediterranean climate.

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