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Does Anyone Do Seed Starting With Winter Sowing?

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I just bought a small piece of land in NW Alabama. I used the process for years for my ornamentals, but has anyone used this method for perennials or food forest type plants?
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I would think it would work fine with all of the above. Winter sowing basically allows plants to undergo a period of cold moist stratification before germinating, and sometimes to get a little jump on spring. I tend to plant all my native plants in the fall and then they come up in the spring, sometimes directly in the ground, and sometimes in an unheated greenhouse or cold frame. When the latter, I water them periodically all winter.  Try it, if the germination ecology of the plant is appropriate to the method it will work, if not it will not.
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