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Article: Seed Starting 101: Setting up Light Shelves for Starting Plants from Seed Indoors, Without a Greenhouse: Starting columbine seeds

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xshoshin
Irvine, CA

March 2, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #4610516

I have Lime Sorbet Columbine seeds that I would like to start indoors so I have a plant (seedling?) to give my mom in mid April. Possible? She will plant it outdoors so I just need to get a few seeds a good head start. Appreciate any advice.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2008
1:32 AM

Post #4610655

Columbines generally like a cool start and may need cold stratification to germinate. I've actually never tried starting them inside under lights... but I've winter sown them successfully several times. That won't give you a garden-ready plant by April, but depending on how slow germination is inside, you may be just as well off winter sowing seeds in a container and giving your mom the container at whatever stage it's in at that time.

See my Feb. 2 article on Winter Sowing for more information...

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