I love, love, love echinacea! How exciting you will be growing her in your own garden this year. Growing herbs from seed is truly rewarding and empowering. Good for you!
This beauty needs cold-stratification. Follow what the "Mother" does (mother nature). Put her seeds down in fall and allow them to be brrrr chilly all winter and warm up with the spring. If it is still rather cold in your area, sow the seeds now. If you want to sow indoors, check out this link for a little helpful hint. You will need to 'mock' the outdoor cold process.
You know, I've never done a forced cold stratification myself, but I say TRUST your instincts and your own Knowing. This is how we learn! You can't go wrong. Truly. And, you can always post a question here and ask our fellow homegrown peeps!
Shellie, I just joined the Bread discussion group and saw your question about biscuits from a couple years ago. New member - late to the party.
After a couple of years of irregular results, a glutinous epiphany led me to tackle biscuits again a few months ago. Now I consistently get fluffy tall whole-wheat blend creations that draw my wife and daughter downstairs on weekend mornings.
That's the key with biscuits: manage the gluten development. Let me know if this is old news or if you're still chasing this.
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