Seed Trading forum: 2013 Hog Wild Seed Swap # 9

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Feb 27, 2014 1:20 PM CST
Name: Anita Crusoe
Love forgives all wrongs.
SCButtercup, I have wintersown Rudbeckia with great success. I think those seeds may need some of the freezing and thawing. Have you tried placing seeds in the refrigerator?
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
Feb 27, 2014 4:13 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
You may be right Anita. I love Rudbeckia's and usually never have a problem germinating them either. Some do take longer than others though I have found out.

Judy... Just out of curiosity have you ever germinated any Rudbeckia's before? The reason I ask is to make sure your sowing seed and not chaff. Sounds crazy, but it happens. Blinking
Feb 27, 2014 4:16 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I have found them to take a bit longer to germinate too.
Feb 27, 2014 7:46 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Sheesh, the temperature tonight will be 32. I had to run out in the dark and carry all the plants back into the house.
I stepped in the dog's water bowl and made a flood in the kitchen!
Feb 27, 2014 8:21 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
lol Greene Rolling on the floor laughing

Feb 27, 2014 10:18 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville , SC
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.
Feb 28, 2014 1:44 AM CST
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. Hurray! Hurray! 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~
Apr 22, 2014 8:25 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
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!
Apr 22, 2014 10:52 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
Hmmm, this is an old thread, Andi. I'm thinking it was supposed to be closed by now. Shrug!
Apr 22, 2014 5:16 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville , SC
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!
Apr 22, 2014 5:22 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
the current Chat thread is #8 can be found here -->
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
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