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Name: Mark
South Paris, Maine (Zone 5a)
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markb
Apr 6, 2013 4:10 AM CST
Anyone have any experience with using this (also called GA3) as a growth enhancer? I bought some to help germinate an alpine birch that I bought seeds for and was planning to try it on some of my semps.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Apr 6, 2013 11:32 AM CST
I have a little bit of it but haven't actually tied it. I would be interested in reports from anyone who has tried it. Hudson's catalog often notes seeds that germinate better with GA3.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 6, 2013 6:49 PM CST
Hi Mark, never tried it either! You'll be the first I think, so please do let us know how it goes! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 6, 2013 10:00 PM CST

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Mark would you be interested in posting to this thread your experience using this product? I have heard of it for helping to germinate seeds.
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Apr 8, 2013 4:56 AM CST
I use it for some seed, like Datura and agastache. I've only grown sempervivum seed once, but it germinated fine without. So does sedum, but some sedums need cold stratification.

I mix up the GA-3 at 500 PPM and put it in an aluminum spray bottle and just spray the soil before I plant or the paper towel if I'm using the Deno method.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 8, 2013 8:00 AM CST

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Is it safe to use on vegetable seeds?
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Apr 10, 2013 10:11 AM CST
Yes.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 10, 2013 11:02 AM CST

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Thank you Celene.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 10, 2013 9:49 PM CST
Thumbs up
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