Seeding Monarda bradburiana

Three treatments of Monarda bradburiana will be documented for this study. All treatments were imbibed and seeded on January 22, 2015 into 3 x 4 x 18 perforated Jiffy trays filled with SunGro Sunshine SB300 Universal professional growing mix. Seeds were sown in 10 rows of 10 seeds each, for a total 100 seeds per treatment. Treatment A was placed in a growing chamber at 25C on the date of imbibement. Treatments B and C were placed in a cooler at 5C on the day of imbibement.

  1. Treatment A: 0 - day moist-cold stratification. Placed in warm growth chamber immediately after imbibement.
  2. Treatment B: 30-day moist-cold stratification. Placed in cooler immediately after imbibement.
  3. Treatment C: 60-day moist-cold stratification. Placed in cooler immediately after imbibement.
Seeding tray: 3" x 4"x 18" perforated plastic tray.

Seeding tray: 3" x 4"x 18" perforated plastic tray.

Water spraying nozzle (bottom) used to imbibe seed.

Water spraying nozzle (bottom) used to imbibe seed.

From background to foreground: Treatment A, B, and C, respectively.

From background to foreground: Treatment A, B, and C, respectively.