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Winter Sowing: Whoops,sprouting in frig!

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

August 23, 2010
6:04 AM

Post #8056735

I put some roscoea purpurea seeds in a baggie of damp vermucilite back in April in my seed frig then it went missing. Just a couple weeks ago I was moving containers of seeds around and found the baggie having dropped behind another container in the door shelves. Of course they had sprouted and it's hotter than the surface of the sun (ok.maybe a slight exaggartion but close)and I can't sow them and set them out there in this heat so I'm wondering what their chances would be on a light bench until cooler weather and I can move them to the greenhouse. GH has a big fan but in this heat it's just a confection oven for tiny seedlings.

Edited to add: since they seemed to be doing fine in the frig,maybe I should sow them in pots and keep them in the frig until Nov or so?

This message was edited Aug 23, 2010 7:06 AM

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 23, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #8057787

How bout you just leave them in the fridge till the outside temps match up?
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2010
2:54 AM

Post #8058748

sounds like a plan

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 24, 2010
10:50 AM

Post #8059509

Yep. If they're content enough to grow in your fridge, leave 'em be!

I'm thinking I could slip my cabbage seedlings into the fridge after they germinate, til temps here drop down to the 70s.

BTW, What's the internal temp on a fridge?
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2010
2:05 AM

Post #8060763

probably around 36-40

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 25, 2010
5:01 AM

Post #8060841

That might be just a tiny bit too chilly over a long stretch to start off.

Thanks!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2010
7:41 AM

Post #8061138

I can bump it up. It's not a frig for food...just my seeds

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 25, 2010
7:52 AM

Post #8061155

Ok!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2010
3:23 AM

Post #8062778

say maybe 60?

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2010
7:33 AM

Post #8063046

60 or even 50 would be great.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

August 27, 2010
2:40 AM

Post #8064814

Okey Dokey

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 27, 2010
7:27 AM

Post #8065125

Uh, Red, just to clarify, I just reviewed this conversation and the 60-50 recommendation was for my cabbage and brassica seedlings. If your seedlings are doing good at 36-40, cool (no pun intended).

Linda
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2010
4:02 AM

Post #8066601

LOL

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