question how do you germinate daffodill seeds

February 23, 2011
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question to all
 
i want to know when is best time to germinate daffodil  seeds and plant them.  i have grown seeds for several yrs  but never been able to germinate them. 
 
im looking for some pointers how to get them to germinate and grow.
i live in southwest Ohio  ZONE  6   0 TO -10F
 
this is the first time i have ever posted  so i hope i did this correct.
thanks for your help
mark

 
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2 Responses to question how do you germinate daffodill seeds

  1. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    March 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Hi, Mark, you posted just fine.  I waited to see if some of those more experienced might reply, but did not see a response, so I will give it a try.  Maybe that will get others to correct what I suggest!  ;->

    First, one year I tried some daffodils seeds hydroponically (for a kind of science experiment) and that did not work at all, so don't do that. Next, some people say to plant the seeds as soon as the pod ripens, like would naturally occur in the wild; others say to plant in the fall.  I have tried both and have had success with either approach, but often the seeds have not sprouted until the following year.  Some say plant shallow (1/2" or so) and some say plant several inches deep.  I've planted shallow.  The best seedlings I've observed others have are in raised beds.  This may be simply because of the increased attention paid to the beds, as well as the good drainage.  I'm not sure. 

    Finally, if you are a Daffnet member, you can go to the Daffnet webpage here: http://frodo.tackettblake.com/mailman/listinfo/daffnet

    To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Daffnet
    Archives
    . (The archive is only available to the list members.)

    It looks like the best way would be to click on the SUBJECT icon and look for something related to starting daffs from seed.  I hope this will help or will get others to respond. 

    Becky Fox Matthews
    that daffy girl near Nashville, TN


  2. Mark Westerneyer, Ohio
    March 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm


    thank you  i will keep trying.  i to have tried hydroponics and no success so far.  i will try again once temps warm up. 
     
    mark

    In a message dated 3/2/2011 9:24:56 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  title= writes:

    Hi, Mark, you posted just fine.  I waited to see if some of those more experienced might reply, but did not see a response, so I will give it a try.  Maybe that will get others to correct what I suggest!  ;->

    First, one year I tried some daffodils seeds hydroponically (for a kind of science experiment) and that did not work at all, so don’t do that. Next, some people say to plant the seeds as soon as the pod ripens, like would naturally occur in the wild; others say to plant in the fall.  I have tried both and have had success with either approach, but often the seeds have not sprouted until the following year.  Some say plant shallow (1/2″ or so) and some say plant several inches deep.  I’ve planted shallow.  The best seedlings I’ve observed others have are in raised beds.  This may be simply because of the increased attention paid to the beds, as well as the good drainage.  I’m not sure. 

    Finally, if you are a Daffnet member, you can go to the Daffnet webpage here: http://frodo.tackettblake.com/mailman/listinfo/daffnet

    To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Daffnet Archives. (The archive is only available to the list members.)

    It looks like the best way would be to click on the SUBJECT icon and look for something related to starting daffs from seed.  I hope this will help or will get others to respond. 

    Becky Fox Matthews
    that daffy girl near Nashville, TN

    On 2/23/2011 8:50 PM,  title= wrote:

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    question to all
    i want to know when is best time to germinate daffodil  seeds and plant them.  i have grown seeds for several yrs  but never been able to germinate them. 
    im looking for some pointers how to get them to germinate and grow.
    i live in southwest Ohio  ZONE  6   0 TO -10F
    this is the first time i have ever posted  so i hope i did this correct.
    thanks for your help
    mark