I’ll make an entire post about the trek maybe later.
By unexpected impulse I took opportunity from the day being so cold and did a wildflower seed-collecting hunt in the Padro’s Woods! I have collected Merrybells (Uvularia grandiflora), Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum giganteum), White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda), and surprisingly maybe even some Red Baneberry (A. rubra).
For much of the Merrybell seeds I’ll be cleaning the seeds (as they have a white substance attached to them that I assume is ant food) and send most of them to milos-garden if they still want some. As for the rest of the seeds I ended up collecting, I think I may try my hand at growing them from seed (ohhhh dear…).
So I must ask my friends and followers; any tips on cold-wet stratifying, especially with these particular plants? (milos-garden & hyggehaven I hope you may particularly know since you’ve sown various seed types) Do I need any special equipment or soil mixes and would fridge-stratifying do??
Photographed August 14th 2014
anyone got any tips?
Oh yes please on the Uvularia.
By happenstance I was just searching your blog to find the name of the 3 seeds you sent me, you know from the fruit tree ? Eastern native, fruit like a banana I think.
Everything about the plant, including the name, has more or less slipped out of my mind.
Anyways I finally got them to germinate ! Took a razor blade and sliced the shell off the pods and then broke the seeds apart.