Berrybob wrote:I did use damp media for stratification. Would you use the gibberrellic acid before or after stratification?
I used the GA3 on my Sarr seeds immediately out of the envelope. I didn't stratify them in the fridge outside of how they were stored previously. The Darlingtonia were kept in the fridge for a while before I used them. I didn't put any of them on media before doing it. The GA3 was actually just an experiment. Of the three types I had, one entire packet rotted so I can only guess that those seeds weren't very viable, one that germinated multiple plants, and one that has still yet to do it. My mixture was 500ppm while others have done something like 750ppm. At 500ppm I had germination of the seeds after about 2 weeks. Comparing it to results before, I believe the lower concentration probably had an effect on how long it took the seeds to respond.
Anyway the idea with GA3 would be to skip stratifcation entirely, so you could try it whenever you want. Usually it works for "warm stratification" but it appears to help with these species as well.
I like Chef's idea though. The seeds that didn't germinate I was planning on just throwing outside and seeing if it had more success.
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