Frost during germination


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Hi all,

I'm thinking if sowing Drosophyllum outside this year. I hope it brings me more luck.

I've planned to sow in February. Will frost be a problem for fresh sowed seeds or small seedlings?

Cheers,

Ries

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Hi Ries, I've never tried this myself, I've only germinated Drosophyllum in the greenhouse, but I would have thought it all depends on what happens for the rest of the winter....does it continue to be unusually mild or does it turn into a long extended sub-zero period? We won't know until it happens but if it were me I'd wait a while yet, unless you have such large numbers of seeds to experiment that it doesn't matter. Good luck, it will be interesting to see the results of your experiment.

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Thanks for your replies guys.

I don't have enough seeds to experiment this time, so I want te be sure frost isn't a problem... Yes it depends of the winter...but I think they will get some frost when I sow in February... It can still freeze in early May here in the Netherlands.

@Richard: Nice article, funny kind of writing. Thanks for sharing.

Does anyone have experience with sowing Drosophyllum outside in February?

Cheers,

Ries

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Ries, how did you get on? Has anyone else tried anything similar?

I left these out all winter (with some protection from rain), we probably didnt get below -3C.

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One of the plants was little more than a seedling, all were less than a year old.

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