Thanks for all the advice. Maybe there isn't a problem ,it's only been 2 weeks. Maybe I'll put half in fridge, and keep watching the wintersown seeds outdoors.
Not sure of the varieties andtoo tired to go diwn and look but the seeds are from piggies, definitely not chaff.
I planted some Cherry Brandy Rudbeckia on 2/4/14. I too feel that it took forever and not germinating. Yesterday I finally see a couple of sprouts, not very sure if these sprouts are rudbeckia, though, since it's my first time planting rudbeckia. Counting the days, they're taking 22 days till I see the first sprout.
It's been in 60's F most of the days and low 40's F most of the nights. Some nights we have frost, and a few days it's low 70's in the day time. Mine is the commercial seeds and I did not stratify them first. Not sure if some of those cold night helped for them to germinate or not?
Oh, my clematis survived the winter. Earlier I mentioned that my clematis seedling did not survive, but it did. It was about 5 inches tall when the winter hits. Now it's only 2.5 inches tall, the rest were rotten away. It was looking so dead, so I thought it died. But now I see the tiny green bud showing. Yeah~
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I got some types of rudbeckia to germinate when wintersown last year. They didn't bloom and I don't think they survived the move. None of the echinacea, daisies or rudbeckia pots are showing signs of life, yet. I have to dump them and look for roots. Some of the fancy hybrid rudbeckia didn't germinate. The seeds could have been sterile. I'll be wintersowing more this winter to fill gaps in my new garden.
I am glad that your clematis seedling has survived! It will be a very hardy plant when it grows up!
All I needed was time, ALL my wintersown rudbeckia and coneflower germinated! Thank you, much of it was from different folks here. I also had some seeds from a DG trade that I forgot about over a year ago: yellow coneflower and confederate rose. Only thing that didn't is clematis and I've heard that can take two years. I'll find a place for it and keep it watered til next winter.
I am totally converted to winter sowing for perennials. It works!
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