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Eryngium Blue Lace & Eryngium Giganteum seeds sown last autumn - no show :(

Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,965
I sowed the above seeds around October last year and they've been in my cold frame since.
I can see that a number of identifiable weeds have appeared, but no Eryngium.
I know they need a period of stratification, and this winter has been very mild - I can only recall seeing a frost twice over winter and we've had no snow.
Is there any point in putting them at the bottom of the fridge for a few weeks ?
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974
    i'd wait. Few of my over wintered seeds have germinated yet 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Glad you got some growing :smile: , I've replied to your post in my thread. I'll have to wait until next year if I'm to do these now. I think it's a good idea to test out the spot with hardier plants first.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,095
    My Eringium giganteum have only germinated in the last few weeks (sown last September, been outside all winter). Give them a bit longer.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929
    They sometimes need two  winters   to germinate 

    Pete Were these the seed which I sent you? If so ,yes they need two winters.
    It's the sow and forget strategy.but very much worth waiting for.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,965
    edited March 2019
    A few of the giganteum have started to appear :)
    I also sowed Blue Lace at the same time - no show atm
    I'm happy to leave them and see what I get amongst the ever-appearing weeds (which I'm sure I didn't sow)

    The seed was from Mr Fothergill
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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