Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:11
Nature doesn't have fridges
Outside is what does the chilling in our climate.
When I visited Potterton's nursery (in Lincolnshire), there were rows and rows of pots of seeds, outside, covered in grit, just waiting. Some would be quick, some slow, but they germinate.
The fridge thing is an alternative, the seeds need to be in moist compost at least, if not sown in pots. I used a fridge in March this year when winter hadn't happened. It wasn't as successful as the usual outdoor or cold GH method. I think the changes in temperature outdoors may come into it. Fridge temperature is always the same. This is just an idea, not proven as far as I know