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By Ewreck
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I currently have a bunch of sarr seeds stratifying in my fridge. They have only been in there about a month so far and I am wondering if they will possibly germinate while in there or only once they get light and warmer temps?
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If they don’t germinate while in the fridge how did you know when exactly they were ready ?
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I only know from experimentation. I would recommend 8 to 10 weeks for most seeds. Longer for older seeds. My own flava seeds are the only ones that I ever got to sprout at 4 to 6 weeks.
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Ewreck wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:46 pm If they don’t germinate while in the fridge how did you know when exactly they were ready ?
It isn't a matter of knowing "exactly". You shouldn't aim for just enough stratification to trigger germination; you should aim for a thorough stratification to ensure that the requirement is covered. Waiting a few extra weeks is "insurance".

For example: I have a batch of Sarracenia minor seeds in cold stratification outside. The weather here in eastern North Carolina cooled off in November and won't warm up until March. I could bring the pot inside to get a head start on germination, but if I time it wrong, then none of the seeds will sprout. No, thank you. I'd rather give them more stratification than necessary versus not enough.
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