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Re: Best way to start magnolia seeds?
Posted by Dave in NoVA z7a on 10/8/2017, 8:01 am, in reply to "Best way to start magnolia seeds?"
Edited by Dave in NoVA z7a on 10/8/2017, 2:36 pm
M. grandiflora seed doesn't need stratification at all. You can sow the seed right now. If you don't have the indoor space to sow, then keep cold and moist until spring (like in a baggie of soil in your veggie bin in fridge) and sow in late winter/early spring and set outdoors.
I have sown 5 to 10 seeds per pot of well-draining commercial potting soil + perlite. Make soil just moist but not overly wet. Keep a baggie around the pot to maintain uniform dampness. Put in a bright window or under lights. Baggie is not required, but helps if you forget to water them. As soon as you see them germinated, give more light and air.
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