I got most of my rose hips harvested early this yr-I arbitrarily set 100 days as the picking date. Some went over that date, but I do not think anything was picked before 95 days. So I have had the processed seeds, with their calcium nitrate and vermiculite, tucked into the lower produce tray in the family fridge since about late Sept to mid October. Two weeks ago I checked them for any germination and found none, but decided that it was long enough in the cold cellar, and removed them. On Dec 31st I checked again and they were popping up in some baggies like pea sprouts. Yesterday I planted 96 seedlings, and since it was a bit early I ran out of my seedling mix (actually I am out of all potting soil) and still have at least 20-30 more seedlings to plant. One baggie had 110% germination, but since I often do not count the really small poorly developed seeds, I am pretty sure that explains it. These are now outside and hopefully we will not have any repeats of the hail that we had last week. Very nice amount of rain we are now having. The drought might be over, or at least is being staved off.
How is everyone elses' germinations coming along and under what circumstances?
]Jackie, SoCal., zone 9b,coastal foothills