ok i winter sowed some datura seeds as someone told me they needed cold to geminate. they are in the little peat pellets do i leave them in them till roots start showing then plant them? in dirt pellet and all?
Datura doesn't need cold to germinate. It is a tropical plant and possibly a perennial in your zone.
I would leave them in the peat pellet. When roots begins to show, pot up to a 3" pot, unless the weather in your zone is warm enough to plant outdoors. You can also place the plant outside if the temp is above freezing during the day, then take them in at night. .
Daturas are poisonous. Wash your hands after handling. Keep from kids and pets.
I've read they are zone9... but what's a zone... once established, just watch for them the following year.
They just may come back for you. I'm always thrilled when a plant not zone hardy for me comes back.
I was astounded when I began seeing datura plants & seeds in the seed catalogs. Around here, northern Arizona, there is a native datura called "sacred datura" that is known to be terribly poisonous. The native datura flowers are white and extremely beautiful. I wish the seed catalogs would stress the fact that datura is poisonous.