Any one ever tried GA3 for seed germination

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Annette99

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Gardens North sells this product, fairly cheap I think. Gibberellic acid for germinating seeds. It is supposed to trigger germination in seeds that would otherwise remain dormant. It promotes growth and elongation of plant cells. I ordered some, will let you know.
 

RonsGarden

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Gardens North sells this product, fairly cheap I think. Gibberellic acid for germinating seeds. It is supposed to trigger germination in seeds that would otherwise remain dormant. It promotes growth and elongation of plant cells. I ordered some, will let you know.
Hey Annette!
I was thinking of ordering some too!
Not all seeds need the acid treatment!
Let me know how it goes!

I've been busy winter sowing quite a few species that require the freeze thaw cycle!
I am aiming at starting my own perennial business this spring.
Do you have any pointers that might be helpful?
 

Annette99

New Member
I haven't had much luck through the years with seeds that need to be warmed for 4 weeks, then chilled for 12 weeks and then warmed again, hope this will help. Thanks for the inquiries.
 

RonsGarden

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I can relate Annette!
In the past I usually purchased only species that require warmth.
This year I'm getting into ones that require weeks/months of cold!
Then there are the ones that need cold then warmth then cold and finally warmth!
I'm staying away from the ones that need a few week of cold then warmth..... or a very long period of warmth
It can get confusing!
I have dozens of species outside in ziplock bags burried in the snow, others with the pots open to the snow....
I have one pot of pesimmons seeds Diospyrus virginiana in a ziplock in the fridge because they will rot if placed outdoors....
I may just order some GA3!
I hate losing seeds waiting for them to do their thing only to find that rotted!
 


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