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Hello everyone, i brought 2 packets of seeds today one being( campanula canterbury bells mix ) and the other being ( aquilegia mckana giants mix) i did some reading on these from a seed booklet and it say that both these sort of seeds need 3 weeks in the fridge ?. is this still the case or would this process have been done prier to packing? ,thanks for reading.



I was sent some campanula seeds by another member and planted them straight away. They all germinated.
Aquilegias self seed all over the place and I'd be surprised if they need chilling - why not do half and half to be on the safe side? There will be more than a medium sized garden can cope with in one packet!

11 Jun, 2013


they self seed freely and they germinate in the spring after being chilled over winter. they wont have been prechilled by the seed company. I don't know if they will germinate but if there is no sign of germination after 2 weeks pop the pot into the fridge for a week.

11 Jun, 2013


How do you make antifreeze?

Put her in the fridge next to your seeds. (BUM BUM)

11 Jun, 2013


Thankyou to you all for your replies , ill try the half half thing and see what happens.

11 Jun, 2013


The process of putting seeds into the fridge or other cold place is called stratification and is the process of pretreating seeds to simulate natural winter conditions that a seed must endure before germination.

12 Jun, 2013

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