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Definition of stratify

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Definition as written by Ulrich:

See stratification

Definition as written by Baa:

Pre-chilling the seed to help break seed dormancy.

There are numerous pre-chill methods, the easiest is, sow outside in the Autumn for the winter to provide the cold.

Another method is to place the seed in a bag or pot of moist compost or sand and pop the whole lot on the fridge for a time. You can cover the pots to prevent pest attack and rainfall damage and leave in a sheltered spot outside for a few weeks.

The temperature and length of time the seeds need for pre-chilling will depend on the species being grown.

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