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Snakehead seed germination

if I sew my seed on a tray and put it in the freezer for a couple of days would this start my seeds growing? I ask because the instructions say they need a good frosty winter to germinate?


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,876

    Hi Raymond. I think the tray would need slightly longer than two days but in the fridge rather than the freezer. You will need to leave them in there until you see signs of germination. Be prepared for a long wait. It would have been better to have kept the seeds in the packet - or a packet - and sowed them in the Autumn for a natural cold cycle.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    I agree with Ladybird Raymond. How about you try a few seeds in the fridge and see what happens, like Ladybird has said you will need longer than 2 days, 2 weeks is a better option. If no results you could sow the rest this autumn in a tray or pots and just leave them outside to get the full winter cold. I did that and now have lots of little green shoots about 2" high image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    I'd just sow them, and leave them outside to germinate when they do.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thank you all for your advice.

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