germinating lily seeds

David Pilling
Tue, 27 Dec 2011 06:00:19 PST

Lily seeds that produce a bulb at room temperatures and then require a 
low temperature period before leaves start to grow, may start growing at 
the low temperature - so one has to keep an eye on them in the fridge.

To make things difficult out of a batch of this type, some will start to 
grow immediately with no chilling at all.

In general (away from lilies) I've had more success germinating seed 
outdoors than in the fridge, I don't know if this is due to the 
variation outside, or because the temperature of the fridge is not right 
for the seed.

There can be quite a bit of variation with position of the temperatures 
inside a fridge.

David Pilling
  post: David Pilling, P.O. Box 22, Thornton-Cleveleys, Blackpool. FY5 1LR. UK

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