I read that new flower seed should be place in a moist coffee filter or paper towel and placed in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks to force germination. Is this true? Is it true for all plant seeds?
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No, you don't have to do it this way - it is really dependent on the seed and type of plant you are growing. Some seeds require cold treatment in order to germinate, while others do better in warm temps. Here are some articles that may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/seed-germination-terms.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/seed-stratification.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/soaking-seeds.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/cheap-seed-starting-how-to-germinate-seeds-at-home.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/growing-vegetables-with-seeds.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/when-to-start-seeds.htm