Blue gentian germination oops

agathafroo(5B)January 19, 2014

I made a mistake, thought my blue herald gentian seeds required 3-4 weeks of warmth, then a couple months cold striation in order to germinate. As it turns out, not necessarily. So, my original plan was, after 3-4 weeks in my basement, I'd stick it outside for winter sowing. Now that it's germinated, should I put it outside, or try to grow it under a light indoors?

Thanks,
Kim

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

A warm/cold/cool sequence is often recommended for best germination of your Gentiana paradoxa, and sometimes we're presented with a surprise. I've had that happen a few times, last was a species rose I think...

Unfortunately, now you are committed to growing them at the temperatures at which they germinated so inside, gradually hardening them off when your weather will allow them to be moved outside in Spring.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 12:07PM
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agathafroo(5B)

Morz, I was afraid you'd say that. :) but that answers my question perfectly. Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 10:38PM
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