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TraceyA2TraceyA2 Posts: 116
Hi I have never put seeds in the fridge before, do you water them? Stupid question but it's new to me. 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    Is there a reason you're putting them in the fridge?  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,640
    I think the theory is that the seeds require chilling (stratification) before sowing.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    edited March 2020
    I'd think you'd only need to do that if they've been somewhere very warm since collection.
    If so, just sow them on damp paper and put them in your fridge @TraceyA2 :)

    I'd have thought it was still cold enough to sow the usual way though, unless you're somewhere much warmer. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • TraceyA2TraceyA2 Posts: 116
    Fairy girl thanks for your message. Says to put in fridge on instructions. Yes in Turkey but seeds come from UK. 
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    No-one refrigerates them before the dratted things spring up in my borders and block paving.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    Ah - that could make a difference, if they're not in their usual environment  :)
    Just pop them in the fridge then , and see what happens with them.
    I presume they wouldn't germinate in there, but after a short spell, you would take them out and pot up, or put them in a seed tray, to germinate and grow on.
    It's probably worth keeping a few damp, and just keeping a few cold, but dry, in their packet or similar. It might also depend on how they were stored. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • TraceyA2TraceyA2 Posts: 116
    Thanks. I will give it a go. Not seem dwarf buddleja here so got the seeds 🙄
  • I have a Buddleia that I grew from seed. I didn't put the seeds in the fridge and they germinated in days.
  • TraceyA2TraceyA2 Posts: 116
    Thanks Alan. I think I will keep one pot in fridge and other out see what germinated best 😃
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    The issue is that Tracey isn't in the UK @Alan Clark2 in Liverpool  :)
    It would certainly be fine to just sow them outdoors here just now, as I said earlier, but I think it's because of the temps there. A mix of the various methods is always the best way to proceed.
    I always do cuttings - by far the easiest method, but you need the shrub to start with  ;)  
    Good luck with them anyway  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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