Starting sprengerii asparagus from seed

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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    I have started sprengerii from seed that I purchased before and had no problems with them. This year since my sprengerii went to seed I thought I would start those in the greenhouse. any hints on making this work? Not a one of the seeds has germinated so far. All they have done was get moldy. I used peat pellets and coir pellets in a tray with a covered dome I tried it on the heat mat and directly on the bench to no avail. Maybe they are sterile?
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I grew Asparagus from seed once and it took a very LONG time to germinate Carolyn. I used an empty tray with promix, covered the seed slightly with the soil, no lid.
    Edited to add - I just realized you collected the seed. Maybe they need stratification?
     
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    Mine have been sitting there stagnant for about 2 months now. I think I will dump it all and start over.
     
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    I went to dump it and found two tiny tiny tiny shoots coming out of pellets. I will just keep watching and waiting. I started another try though just to see if a different time of year makes a difference. Maybe more sunshine will make them sprout faster.
     

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