Seed Stratification – Maskiikii Gitigan

The winters are cold in Minnesota. In order for native seeds to survive the winter, they go dormant, and when the days start to warm in the spring and the ground thaws, they come out of their dormancy and germinate. The process of replicating this winter dormancy in order to germinate the seeds on your own is called stratification. If you are hoping to grow native plants from seed, which is the most cost efficient way to get native plants in your garden, there are a few ways to stratify them.

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