germinating tiny seeds

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Thu Aug 11 08:06:25 CDT 2005

Have you thought about ultrasonification?
It does work with some seeds.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Katherine Gould" <kgould15 at HOTMAIL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:51 AM
Subject: germinating tiny seeds

> Does anyone have any advice on germinating the tiny, dust-like seeds of
> Bartonia virginica (Gentianaceae)? I have tried germinating them on both
> Phytagar & native soil, with and without cold stratification, and with and
> without mycorrhizal innoculation. Nothing has worked so far. It is not
> known
> whether the plant is dependent on mycorrhizae. I would be interested in
> trying an orchid germination protocol if anyone has any recommendations.
> Thanks,
> Kathy Gould Mathews
> Western Carolina University
> kmathews at

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