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Growing Plants From Seed.

A piece I wrote for the Catskill Native Plant Society on cold stratifying seed.


  1. Otilia Kloos

    It is not showing on the link you set up.

    Posted on 23-Feb-15 at 9:20 pm | Permalink
  2. Thanks – I think I fixed the link. Try it now.

    Posted on 24-Feb-15 at 5:59 pm | Permalink
  3. Otilia Kloos

    A language primordial almost, before any other written or spoken language was invented. I still have the beautiful verses of Mihai Eminescu as a translucence of that beauty of communionis:”Peste varfuri trece luna,
    Codru-si bate frunza lin,
    Peste ramuri de arin
    Melancolic cornul suna.

    Mai departe, mai departe,
    Mai incet, tot mai incet,
    Sufletu-mi nemangaiet
    Indulcind cu dor de moarte.

    De ce taci, cand femecata
    Inima-mi spre tine intorn?
    Mai suna-vei, dulce corn,
    Pentru mine vreodata?”

    Posted on 25-Feb-15 at 9:39 pm | Permalink
  4. Dawn Weber

    I just read this article on the Catskill Native Plant Society website. Did you end up doing anything special to the smilax lasioneura seeds to get them to germinate? I bought a pack from Prairie Moon and was just going to put them outside in a tray and let them cold stratify this winter. Thanks in advance

    Posted on 26-Dec-16 at 3:28 pm | Permalink
  5. Dawn – I cold stratified them and got ZERO germination. I feel pretty confident that I did the stratification properly, so I would recommend trying a different approach. I would try warm stratification first, and then cold. The other possibility, as the seeds are somewhat hard, would be scarifying them in some way.

    Posted on 25-Feb-17 at 5:26 pm | Permalink
  6. Dawn Weber

    Thank you! will give that a try

    Posted on 27-Feb-17 at 11:04 am | Permalink