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Need desprate help germinating my Sugar Maple Seeds

last year
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So....I tried this last year, and not one of my seeds sprouted ( I just ordered some more, and I need some help!

I have two spots in my backyard where I'd like to plant these seeds. Now from what I understand, I need to soak my seeds for 24 hours. Then what I plan on doing is putting the seeds in soaked Jiffy pellets that I have (1 seed per soaked Jiffy pellet) & I will be placing those soaked Jiffy pellets directly into the ground in a few days. I live in the Niagara, ON Region (Hardiness Zone 7a).

Will these seeds likely germinate, or do I need to keep them in the fridge for up to 90 days? If I keep them in the fridge for 90 days, it'll be winter when it's time to get them started. I want to sow two of my seeds directly into the soil. So do I still need to soak them for 24 hours prior to sowing the Jiffy pellets directly into the soil?

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