Germinating wild garlic seed

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AlaninCarlisle

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Germinating wild garlic seed
« on: February 11, 2019, 16:23 »
I have had some seed in a heated propagator at 70F for nearly a month and nothing showing yet.  Is this normal? The seed was only packed last year and the growing medium is Humax multipurpose compost.

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Re: Germinating wild garlic seed
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 16:37 »
I would have thought that was too warm when you consider where it grows naturally, but that's only a guess.
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Re: Germinating wild garlic seed
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 17:02 »
Just following instructions on seed packet

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Re: Germinating wild garlic seed
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 17:09 »
Apparently (gurgle!) wild garlic readily self-seeds in autumn, seedlings appearing the following spring.

That could mean they need a period of cold to trigger germination - despite what it says on the packet if you have any seed left over it might be worth sticking them in the fridge for a week and then re-sowing without additional heat.

I wouldn't abandon the ones you've already sown yet though - have a gentle poke around and see if there is any sign of life (or rotting off. :()
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Re: Germinating wild garlic seed
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 17:17 »
I'll try the fridge treatment on the rest of the packet

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Re: Germinating wild garlic seed
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 18:31 »
I would think that would be a good idea Alan... ours just pos up in the Spring, all over the place including between the paving slabs
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Re: Germinating wild garlic seed
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 19:25 »

Interested in this as I have tried and failed in the past. just might have another go.
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