Starting Gentian Acaulis (need help in instruction)

davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))April 22, 2010

I bought this seed packet when I traveled for work last year, but I don't know the languages. Could any of you recognize the language(s)? If I know the language I can use online translation.

TIA!

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coolplantsguy(z6 Ontario)

The second section is French; first likely German.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 11:20AM
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nornster(5)

Yup, first is German - third might be Italian?

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 11:26AM
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davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))

Thanks all! I bought the packet in Switzerland, so the first one might be Swiss German indeed.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 11:58AM
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athenainwi

The first is German. Do you need a translation? I think it says to sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 12:35PM
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davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))

I tried some online translator, and I think I got this:

cold treat for 4-6 weeks at 0 to 5C, then bring to germination at 18C, then transplant at 12cm distance.

I am starting this a little too late, but oh well, nothing to lose, so I am going to give it a try.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 2:36PM
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coolplantsguy(z6 Ontario)

Good luck! You will need it. Gentiana germination is on the tricky side. I've had good luck with gibberellic acid treatments to break the dormancy.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 2:41PM
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