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Blue gentian germination oops

Posted by agathafroo 5B (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 19, 14 at 23:45

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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RE: Blue gentian germination oops

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Mon, Jan 20, 14 at 12:07

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.


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RE: Blue gentian germination oops

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


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