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Time of year you can start Conifer seeds.

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2 years ago

Can anyone share what time of year Conifer seed can be germinated inside the house?

Not really 'greenhouse conditions' in my basement but I have lights for the trays and by then it's around 60dF down there.

I know it will be a long time before I would be able to put them outdoors but is there an advantage to germinating seeds a month or two early, say mid March? Does that give them a head start? So that by end of April, I could start putting them outside?

My frost free marker is June 1st but we many times have beautiful spring weather all of May, sometimes in the 70's. I just might have to cover them or bring them inside if the threat of frost happens.

What do you tree growers do?

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