OK. I got tons of seeds and most should take freezing temps well thus suitable for wintersowing. Anything that I've done close to this was sowing in pots, on my balcony, but it doesn't freeze over there. I'd like to try it OUTSIDE. My questions are: 1. OK to start around 26-28 DEC ? 2. Potting mix (mixed) with sifted sand for better drainage is OK ? 3. Will use 5 Liter plastic containers for water. Will cut in half, drill some holes in the bottom. Question: After sowing the seeds and covering them a little, and water a little, should I tape back the top part (cap on? ) ??? Or should rain and snow get in? 4. Will use trays, recyclable plastic trays or something. But do I place the pots directly on the ground or elevate them a bit? I got tons of Cardiocrinum giganteum seeds. I wanna wintersow these two. But... as I have tried to germinate them in the past with no success I wonder if anyone, anywhere has EVER germinated these seeds. It's like... the plant produces hundred of seeds but I have never seen a post or a picture of SEEDLINGS... only bulbils around the big bulb, etc.