Thought we’d have a go at growing seeds in me fridge for the first time ever. Research suggests that it’s a tried and tested way of tricking the seeds into experiencing winter. What do we know?
Sounds like a plan does that.
Just because ….
You’ve never done something doesn’t mean it won’t work!
We’ve gone and bought ourselves some zip-lock bags and new compost.
We’re sorta ready to have a go, at growing seeds in me fridge for the very first time.
Should that be, sowing seeds in a plastic sealable bag, to store in the fridge for the next few months or so?
Accepting the fact that there’s no need for us to reinvent the wheel.
If those in the know, happen to say that doing stuff this way works!
That’s good enough for us.
Growing Seeds in Me Fridge
So the principles for the now in me head are:
- Soak seeds in warm (not hot) water for 24 hours.
- The destructions suggest soaking Acer seeds for 24 hours & Chinese Dogwood for 48 hours.
- Damp / water your compost, then squeeze the compost to remove any excess water.
- Place damp compost in zip-lock bag.
- Place several seeds onto damp compost.
- Cover seeds with a little more compost.
- Place zip-lock bag containing the soil and seeds into the fridge.
- keep soil moist over time.
- Time scales vary, so we’re working on 3 months for the now.
So we’re getting our heads round doing something new for no other reason than!
Just Because we can and that blows me mind does that.
In our humble opinion our, #growingwiththeflow home grown food bank is coming along rather nicely in me head.
A link or two from the Growing Seeds in Me Fridge podcast:
- Acer Palmatum – Japanese Maples
- Chinese Dogwood – Cornus Kousa Chinensis
- Chiltern Seeds Cultivation Leaflet
- Stratification (botany)
- Black Eyed Admin Blog Post : Ubuntu Software Center