I HAVE COLLECTED SEEDS FROM MY COLUMBINE, JACOB'S LADDER, AND DELPHINIUM PLANTS.* I ALSO HAVE A SMALL GREENHOUSE.* WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO PLANTS THESE SEEDS FOR TRANSPLANTING NEXT YEAR.
[align=left]If you have a greenhouse, you could plant them at anytime.* What we don't know is how fancy is this greenhouse?**Is it heated in the winter?[/align]
[align=left]Most seeds need a stratification period prior to germination.* For the seeds stated, I would place them in the paper bag in the fridge for a month prior to germination.** After this time, then you can follow the germination process as defined on http://backyardgardener.com/tm.html* or http://tomclothier.hort.net/page02.html[/align]
[align=left]What is that book called for seed germination... hmm... I don't see it in my fancy garden book shelf.** I think it's called Dino....[/align]
[align=left]Lets check my old*mailing list http://www.hort.net/lists/seeds-list/[/align]
[align=left]Ok, found it... http://theseedsite.co.uk/normdeno.html* [/align]
[align=left]Get this book and it will provide you tons of info on seed germination. [/align]
Seed Germination Theory and Practice
by Norman C. Deno
i am interested in planting etchinops in my yard but all the directions i see say to start them indoors and i would rather just scatter them into my beds.* is this possible or do i need to start indoors?* thanx in advance.
I think you mean Echinops ritro. You don't say where you live or your hardiness zone.* This database says the seeds need a soil temp of 65*F to 70*F to germinate and take anywhere from 15 to 60 days to germinate.* If you scatter the seeds where you want them you may not see germination until summer.
i live in new york which appears to be a 5 zone.* i did find plants from springhill and they say they will ship after sept 10th and can be planted then.* it does seem late.
i was planning to buy the seeds and just plant outside and didn't expect anything till next year anyways.
That date doesn't sound late to me.* I grew up in zone 5 in NY in the Catskills.* I wouldn't want them shipped while the temps are still hot.* I would suggest you check references here before doing mail order.* You can also check for mail order nurseries in your state and even search by plant material.