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Hans J

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question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« on: January 10, 2022, 10:44:48 AM »
Before some year I have found very good sowing advices from Jim Almond
special his method how he use GA3 ....
I have searched a lot ...but I cannot find it
Jim wrote anywhere that he has trouble with Virgin.net
So all old links works no longer ...
Maybe has anybody this sowing advices ?

Thank you in advance
Hans
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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 11:48:10 AM »
If you search using a string like - GA3 seed sowing, you will get LOTS of hits, including scientific papers. You also get lots of hits if you add "almond" to the string.

For instance - https://www.gardenfundamentals.com/ga3-gibberellic-acid-speeds-up-seed-germination/

May be useful?

This is also interesting - I did some searching as I have never considered using GA3, so was curious. This covers experiments with peas, but a significant message from the experiment is that growth is leggy - long internodal distances. Not directly connected to germination, but interesting, if not really surprising as GA3 causes cell elongation, rather than proliferation -

https://www.ukessays.com/essays/biology/effects-of-gibberellic-acid-on-plant-growth-biology-essay.php
« Last Edit: January 10, 2022, 11:58:45 AM by Vinny 123 »

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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2022, 01:49:22 PM »
Hi Vinny ,

I have enough information about how I should use GA3

Thats not the problem
I'm looking special for those from Jim Almond ....

But thanks for your answer
Hans
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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2022, 02:05:24 PM »
I've sent a message to Jim Almond - I hope he will be able to help Hans.
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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2022, 02:15:39 PM »
Hi Maggi ,

many thanks :)
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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2022, 06:35:46 PM »
Sorry Hans,  I've heard from Jim that he has no records left from his old site that was destroyed because it was non-broadband. He cannot find the  original files either, I'm sorry to say.
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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2022, 07:25:55 PM »
OK Maggi ...now I understand

Many thanks for your help and please tell it also Jim

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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2022, 10:15:48 PM »
Hans,
I have a file I copied off Jim's site a few years ago which may be what you want. I'll email you this directly

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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2022, 09:10:45 AM »
Hi Paul and Bjornar ,

many thanks for your help ...this is exactly for what I have searched

This forum and his member is a really good help :)

I have used this method from Jim before some years and it works well ...but I have not stored it anywhere
Now in this year I will use again GA3 ...and so I have searched for this paper

With best wishes from Germany
Hans
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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2022, 03:53:52 PM »
Wow! Well done Guys! I searched 'Way Back machine ' but only found one page of a show report saved!  You're ace!!
 
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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2022, 04:45:08 PM »
Posts from Lisa Wesley  at Growild on Facebook re GA3

"One year ago, I decided to trial the use of GA3 (Gibberellic acid, a natural plant hormone) on some fresh Podophyllum seeds. On the right you can see a small plant grown from these seeds - this wasn't soaked beforehand in GA3. On the left is a much larger plant that was soaked for 48 hours in GA3. I think the results speak for themselves and show how this treatment speeds up the growing process considerably for some plants. I've been asked several times what ratio I use of GA3 to water? I'm afraid I can't be precise (I'm simply not that type of grower) ... let's just say a pinch of GA3 to an espresso cup of water. I've rarely followed instructions and was frequently reprimanded in Home Economics at school for acting on instinct and not weighing out my ingredients!"



"Following on from that post on the use of GA3 (Gibberellic acid, a natural plant hormone) here is another trial done one year ago using Mandragora caulescens W/O-9159 (Himalayan Mandrake) seeds. On the top row of the photo you can see young rhizomes grown from these seeds - these were sown in the spring of 2020 and were not soaked beforehand in GA3 and took a full year to germinate. On the bottom row you can see young rhizomes grown from the same collection that were soaked for 48 hours in GA3 - they were sown in spring 2021 and started to germinate after 7 days and by 12 days all the seeds from the packet had successfully germinated. Both rows of rhizomes are now nearly one year old though sown a year apart and are pretty much identical in size. Again I think the results speak for themselves and show how GA3 aids the germination process for seeds that are difficult or lengthy in germination. I've been asked quite a lot since yesterday if I soak all my seeds this way. I only use GA3 on some more difficult species like Anisodus, Mandragora and Scopolia from the Solanaceae family. Other species like Glaucidium palmatum and Podophyllum, although fairly easy to germinate (provided the seed is fresh), only produce a cotyledon leaf in their first year, however, with GA3 treatment they will often produce a true seed leaf in the first year, speeding up the plant's growth by more than a year (as you can see from my previous post on Podophyllum). The rest of our seeds (apart from Begonia seeds that go into heated propagators) don't need any special treatment to get going and are left in unheated tunnels to let nature take its course."

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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2022, 06:11:51 AM »

Almond, Jim
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Email:  jim.almond@agsgroups.org          Blog: http://alpineenthusiast.blogspot.co.uk/
 

Information: Jim has more than 20 years experience as an exhibitor, show co-ordinator, member of the judging panel and regular show reporter. He grows a wide range of alpine plants, particularly Primulaceae and bulbs, wherever possible from seed. He is an obsessive propagator, his talks reflect the practical aspects of growing, some featuring a look at the AGS ‘show scene’

Subjects: All these talks are digital presentations. The usual length is 60-75 minutes with occasional ‘light-hearted moments’. More details on the talks can be found on Jim’s website.
1. Special Snowdrops and How to Keep Them
2. More Special Snowdrops and How to Keep Them
3. Life after Snowdrops
4. Plant Treasures for a Digital Lens (can be customised for specialist groups)
5. Pictures and Presentations
6. Sowing, Growing and Showing – An Alpine Triathlon
7. Digital Plant Photography
8. Alpines and Bulbs from Seed
9. Some Plants at the Shows
10. Showing Alpines, Behind the Scenes
11. Cyclamen at AGS Shows
12. Primulaceae in Pots
13. The Juno Iris Collection
14. Fritillarias and Other Choice Bulbs
15. Fritillarias from A to Z
16. Snowdrops and Other Winter / Spring Bulbs
17. Out and About (Garden Visits throughout the Year)
18. Spring Treasures in Kew
19. Choice Bulbs in Pots
20. Climbers and other Favourite Garden Plants
21. Something for Everyone
22. The All Year Bulb Garden
23. Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Hardy Cyclamen
24. Alpines through the Post
25. Plants through the Post
26. Wildlife in the Garden
27. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
28. Propagation – A Matter of Life and Death
29. Out and About – Adventures of an Alpine Enthusiast
30. Out and About 2 – More Adventures of an Alpine Enthusiast!
31. Sowing growing showing – A Primula triathlon
32. Springtime in New England
33. Snowdrops in the green
34. The World of Iris
35 The Patch a garden for all seasons
36. The Shropshire Snowdrop connection
37. Species Snowdrops and their cultivation in the open garden
38. Something for Everyone (HPS group material)

(Talks 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 34 and 35 are aimed at ‘non-specialist’ garden audiences)
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Re: question to the sowing advices from Jim Almond
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2022, 07:08:05 PM »
Posts from Lisa Wesley  at Growild on Facebook re GA3

 I've been asked several times what ratio I use of GA3 to water? I'm afraid I can't be precise (I'm simply not that type of grower) ... let's just say a pinch of GA3 to an espresso cup of water. I've rarely followed instructions and was frequently reprimanded in Home Economics at school for acting on instinct and not weighing out my ingredients!"

I buy my GA3 from J.L. Hudson seed catalog. He sells it in 100mg packets and he reccomends disolving it in 100 ml of water for extremely difficult seeds or half that strength for normal use.
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F  -9.4C.  Rainfall 50"+  but none  June-+September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight.  soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus.  Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix.

 


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