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Subject: Starting perennial seeds
From: doris
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Date: 15-Mar-04 04:02 PM EST

I don't have self-control when it comes to gardening. This year, and last, I bought a ton of seeds (annuals, perennials (including alpine plants)) thinking I'd have lots of fun sowing and growing. I didn't get them started last year, and, wouldn't you know, life has gotten in the way again this year and I don't have any of the perennials started yet. I was planning to sow them in early February.

First part of the question: I know there's still time for the annuals, but if I start the perennials now, will they grow large enough by winter to survive a Calgary winter? Or should the seeds stay in the fridge one more year??? Should I just sow half of each package to hedge my bets?

Second part of the question: even though the seeds are in the fridge, the ones that need stratification will still have to go through another chill after sowing, right?

Thanks for any and all advice and opinions.


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