I live in Montana, USA, in the Northern Rocky Mountains. I've been attempting to grow three seedlings which I took out of the "wild" (if you can call around my neighborhood wild), all of which are native subalpine/alpine trees.
I have two Rocky Mountain Maple babies, and a tiny Douglas fir. I...
I don't usually gripe like this however:
I live in the deep South and this morning it is 25F with a wind chill of 16F.
It is 29F in Washington DC [around 8 hours' drive north of me] right now.
I hate cold.
This is BS.
As many of my threads have indicated, I am starting tons of Seeds this winter. Hopefully as you know, all seeds can benefit from cold stratification. Not necessary for some but germination rates do increase.
So I have been reading M. Dirr's propagation manual (absolute MUST have for your book...