The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds

I am going through the new book, “The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds” and find it impressive.

It not only has general information on seeds and plants, but also specific information about each plant species.

Here are some of my notes from the book:

Cleome
2 weeks stratification + 80/70 degrees day and night with light.

Coreopsis
Stratify most species 3 to 8 weeks.

Dianthus
Two the three week germination at 60-70 degrees.

Echinacea
Stratify for five weeks. Germinates in 3 to 4 weeks – 60 to 65 degrees in the dark.

Gaillardia
Germinate in two to three weeks at 70 degrees

Gomphrena – Globe Amaranth
Never store below 60 degrees. Germinate in light 70-75 degrees.

Liatris – Blazing Star
Stratify for 12 weeks. Germiante in two weeks at 70 degrees.

Lobelia
Germinate in light – 3 weeks

Rudbeckia
Stratify 3 weeks. Germinate in light – 3 weeks.

Salvia
Stratify 3 weeks. Germinate in light  – 1 to 3 weeks at 68 degrees.

Verbena
Stratify Verbena stricta and rigida for 4 weeks. Sow Verbena hastata at 41 degrees. Verbena bonareinsis should be germinated in darkness. Germinate at 75 degrees – 1 to 3 weeks.
 

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