Growing from Seed--PBS TOW

Lauw de Jager
Wed, 04 Dec 2002 00:26:50 PST

Mary Sue Ittner <> a *crit :

> It does seem logical if seed falls on the ground in nature and waits for
> the precise moment to germinate   ....seeds of winter growing

> species that need a warm dry period before germinating and perhaps we
> should be planting those right away and instead of waiting until fall.
> Harold Koopowitz told us to plant Muscari seeds when ripe and then leave
> them dry all summer.

 Mary Sue et al,
Just to confirm these statements. I got the best results  with sowing seeds
immediately when ripe (or even almost ripe).  I had some very good expirenence
with the following species:  Galanthus elwesii and many Cyclamen species.
Just look under the Cyclamen leaves to  see the numerous seedlings
developing.  Once I sown  green seeds (capsules) of  Brunsvigia Josephinaea
which gave 100% germination

Lauw de Jager
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