Posted: 05/05/2013 at 15:25
Yes, I do it a lot, Fresh seed is really good, take it out of the pod, sow it in gritty compost, grit on top, Stand it outside somewhere and forget about it til the next spring. If nothing happens, wait til the next spring. It may have formed a root but no a shoot the first year.
It's the same for bought, older seed but not so quick and reliable.
The fridge is a substitute for the real world in winter.