In working on seed germination, discovered Gibberellic acid, or GA3, which is a naturally occurring growth hormone for plants. Apparently, this can increase germination of difficult seeds, overcome dormancy periods and also have some varying effects on growing plants.
It can also have some effect on frost damage, which is interesting for me since many of my favorite plants are tropical in nature, but I don’t live in a tropical climate. It might be possible to keep some of these plants alive without the added expense of a greenhouse, which I can’t afford right now.
It’s amazing how much technology is available to hobbyists right now.
Here are some links:
- Giberellic acid kits -Also included at this link are links to books on seed germination. Very awesome.