Posted: 02/03/2015 at 09:33
A lot of instructions say warm first. In nature the trees shed seed in autumn, before the cold starts, then get cold, then warm again in spring.
I use nature to stratify seeds. Sown outside in autumn the seeds are fresher than kept til spring and put in the fridge which makes no sense at all to me. Freshness is more important for some than others.
My seeds germinating now from autumn sowing.