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worxaerocart

Thank you for this great article, reading it was like walking in a story land :) I will definitely leave my fall garden uncut this year

   
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Curtis Adams

Courtney,

It really depends on particular plants you have. The seeds of some species need a period of moist cold (stratification) to simulate winter and germinate in the spring. Seeds you bring won't get that treatment unless you do it for them. Some species don't need that treatment and will sprout when planted in the spring. Tom Clothier's site has a long listing of germination conditions for a wide variety of plants.

   
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wisecrafter

I leave some of the berries on my elderberry, black currant and aronia for the birds. The finches love echinacea seeds which I leave up all winter for them.

   

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