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Starting Gentian Acaulis (need help in instruction)

Posted by davemichigan z 5/6 (SE Michigan) (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 22, 10 at 9:35

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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RE: Starting Gentian Acaulis (need help in instruction)

The second section is French; first likely German.


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RE: Starting Gentian Acaulis (need help in instruction)

Yup, first is German - third might be Italian?


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RE: Starting Gentian Acaulis (need help in instruction)

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


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RE: Starting Gentian Acaulis (need help in instruction)

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


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RE: Starting Gentian Acaulis (need help in instruction)

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.


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RE: Starting Gentian Acaulis (need help in instruction)

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.


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