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Re: CULT: Seed Storage


Here in the cold area of Montana, seems silly to be putting seeds in the freezer, so I collect them and open pods into paper cups, stack the cups atop each other and wrap in saran wrap and they spend the winter in the plant-shed--unheated.  Then a good soak in tea and then plant in the spring and usually have pretty good germination--I do the same with seeds from Signa exchange.
In talking with Terry Aitken--where it rarely freezes--he plants his seed in the fall about as soon as the pods are ripe and doesn't worry abput freezing them--so it seems that any way you want to do it is o.k.
As to crowding the seeds, in listening to the different hybridizers discuss their methods, during garden visits at national meeting, each seems to do their own thing--so whatever works!  but most put all seeds in a small place to begin with, transplant to farther apart, then to the field where they stay until bloom and decision time--toss or keep!  
Hope to hear from other regions of the country--Carryl--now sunny for two days!





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