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    Sean, I recently received seeds of D. peltata, stolonifera, and auriculata. Could I attempt germination now or ought I wait until fall? Is GA3 a necessity?

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    I always sow my tuberous Drosera seed at the end of the seco9nd month of Summer. This way they have a chance to sit on the damp soil which removes a portion of the seed coat inhibitor. As soon as the cool weather arrives they are ready to germinate.

    The seed of D. peltata & auriculata do not need any pre-treatment. I have found the seed of D. stolonifera ssp. stolonifera to be a little difficult to germinate without some help. The use of GA3 for these is definitely beneficial. Interestingly, I have found that the seed of its close relative D. stolonifera ssp. rupicola does not need any pre-treatment and germinates in large numbers without help.

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    Thank you for the guidance!

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    Where can I get some GA3? I have some D. stolonifera seeds coming, hopefuly, if I remain high bidder on fleabay for them. They will be coming from Australia and suposedly fresh seed. I also have auriculata, peltata and gigantea coming provided I win them all. The only one garenteed so far is peltata. Since I haven't had them planted by the second week in summer should I treat them with anything? I would like to get them growing and will plant them as soon as I recieve them. Thanks for any info.
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    No pretreatment is required for the D. peltata or auriculata. Sow them as soon as you receive them. Can't help with the GA3 unfortunately, I have a CP growing friend who supplies me with a fresh premixed solution of it whenever I require..

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    Thanks Sean
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    JB if Sean says GA3 helps, you go with that. It didn't help in my case, but my experience is limited. Thanks much for the input Sean!
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