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Small embryonic plant usually with stored food for germination

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Best shade grass seed for north central Florida?

I just completed a lot of underground plumbing work in my backyard which has resulted in me having lots of patches of dirt, and I would like to plant grass seed to start to add some ground cover. I'm ...
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Seed Identification: Is this a cedar?

What seeds are these? I was thinking perhaps something from a cone, cedar, fir? Any ideas. I think they are the same and the one came from a bird feed mix.
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Can maize reproduce itself without human help?

In "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" Bill Bryson wrote: Maize can't reproducey itself without human help. I can't believe this. What if a corncob falls on the ground? Why shouldn'...
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Mixtures of seeds of flowers for a roof

From one side of our apartment we have a view on a roof of a shop in the same building. The view is not very enticing, as you may see from the photos. As there are some plants growing here and there, ...
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Is it realistic to create new cultivars at home by inducing mutations using chemical mutagens?

Is it realistic to obtain a healthy new cultivar specimen using the following method? For an ornamental plant or tree, obtain seeds and treat them with a chemical mutagens like Ethyl methanesulfonate. ...
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What are these hairy seeds?

What the heck are these? I live in Florida and my dog swallowed these and then threw them back up. I washed them off to see what they might be. Covered in what looks like hair. The only trees I have ...
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How to direct sow native seeds over large/steep area

I am trying to reforest a large, sometimes very steep slope that was previously covered in weeds, brambles, and garbage. I am using species native to the Pacific Northwest such as: Vaccinium ...
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Is there a way to replant papyrus after the winter?

I live in growing region 6a, at very high altitude, in a low-precipitation area, with random snowfall and freezes happening until June 1, but freezes being mild (around 15 degrees F) and short-lasting....
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I'm having trouble identifying this leaf!

This was supposed to be bamboo seed, but turned out to be what appears to be a deciduous, serrated leaf bush or tree. The plants are only a year old, so not any bark to reference... The seed was long ...
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Identify black finger-length nuts found in Indiana, North America

My niece found this nut in the tree line of a beach in Indiana. Only two. When cracked open it had a large nut that smelled similar to almond. These were the only two there on the ground, and didn’t ...
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Is it possible to un-plant bush beans planted in error?

I re-seeded my pole beans yesterday, after soaking the seeds. Today I discovered I had confused the bush bean packet with the pole bean packet, and what I actually planted yesterday, along the edges ...
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What type of seeds are these?

I bought these seeds on eBay. They were supposed to be wisteria seeds. I have bought wisteria seeds before and this was not how they looked. I didn’t know if there were different ones. I told the ...
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Please help me identify these seeds & Plant

I ordered stevia seeds online but seller sent me wrong seeds I guess. Could someone please help me identifying these seeds. Thanks everyone. Seeds are quite small Edit: Added the pictures of the ...
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Planting Bonsai tree | Unsuccessful

I bought bonsai tree seeds from Aliexpress. I have planted the seeds in regular soil and kept watering it for about 3 months now. Somehow none of the seed bear any tree. I heard that bonsai trees can ...
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multiple seedlings now in a bouquet of one foot high tomato plants

Planted heirloom tomato seeds in one hole, in raised bed. Now have 7-9 plants foot high in a bouquet. Hoping to leave them together securely. Will all plants feed me fruit? Also, what is the ...
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How to make DIY coated grass seeds?

Coated grass seeds seem to germinate faster and more reliably, but are of course more expensive. Reading an article Seed Coating - Science or Marketing Spin I am wondering whether there is any proven ...
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How long should I wait to sow seeds after spraying weedkiller?

I have wildflower seeds to spread on a patch of unused ground. To give them more of an edge I want to weed kill first with standard glycophosphate home weedkiller. How long if at all should I wait ...
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Any advice for my grass problem?

I’ve got a little issue in my backyard with growing some grass. For starters, the yard is in a very sun exposed spot. I’m located in CT, USA. Last year I believe I had grubs in the yard which ate away ...
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does steam kills weed seeds in compost

I have some compost material from a group of homes, if I wanted to sell them to organic farmers, will steam treating them kill all the weed seeds inside it?
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Gardening help needed

Would anyone know why type of seed this is. Silly me forgot to tag it.
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Are seeds from tomatoes that turned black while drying able to sprout?

Last year, I saved some seeds from tomatoes that I have grown. In some batches, the seeds turned completely black. We have been having a bad yield this year of tomatoes and I was wondering if this ...
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Seedling tray flies (fungus gnats)

My seedlings trays (special the cultures that need quite some water) are infested with small flies (and larvae). I grow my seedling trays indoor. Are they harmful for my cultures? How can I get rid of ...
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What is grass-fertilizer-fluid sprayed on soil?

In Southern Texas, I have seen a cyan-colored, viscous, sticky fluid sprayed from a huge tank track on freshly compacted ground. I later realized that this fluid most probably contained grass seeds ...
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How to sow flowers in a gravel strip?

We have a gravel strip close which I would love to make more colorful. It is located in a place with morning sun, close to a wall of a house. Also there is not much soil in between the stones, but ...
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Why did my amaranth seedlings emerge like this?

I had planted some red amaranth seeds in these washed and dettol cleaned seed trays with some boiled cocopeat. However the seedlings that have emerged have their cotyledons stuck to the seed coat. I ...
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Why did my seeds not germinate?

I had planted roselle 6 days back in cocopeat sterilised by boiling for 15 minutes then keeping it to cool. The seeds were soaked in water for 3 hours. But so far, none of these have germinated. The ...
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Seeds failing to germinate

I'm just getting into gardening, and while the first round of seeds I planted a couple months ago mostly germinated, the second round I planted two weeks ago have produced almost nothing. I start them ...
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Can You Grow Mushrooms & Truffles Using Aeroponics and is there a way to store their "seeds"?

I'm interested in growing a Alba white truffle and Portobello mushrooms using aeroponics. Can this be done? If not is there a faster and more scalable method than using traditional dirt in general? ...
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Should I start roselle in full sun?

I am starting roselle in seed trays with plain sterilised cocopeat and the temperature hovers around 24~40 degrees celsius each day, with atleast 6 hours of heavy sunlight here. Should I do this in ...
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Do potatoes produce seeds that you can store and/or replant?

Do potatoes produce seeds (specifically La Ratte potato) and how do you harvest them? Although I don't fully understand, I am aware that "seed potatoes" are a thing and can be used to grow a ...
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Planting Seeds from Sweet Acacia

Super newbie here. There are trees in my area which is Phoenix, that grow tiny yellow pom-poms. Google tells me the tree is Sweet Acacia. These trees are amazing to me!!! I looked up how to plant ...
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help! I pulled a bonsai seedling gently and it broke off, can it survive?

So I saw a bonsai seedling and I touched it gently, it broke off. I don’t know what to do
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Can I use seeds as a fertilizer?

Since seeds are packed with nutrients, could it be a good idea to break them (so they don't sprout) and use them as a fertilizer?
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What caused the roselle seedlings to emerge like this?

I had planted some roselle seeds in a seed tray with an old mix of cocopeat, perlite, vermiculite and compost. The seeds were soaked in water before planting for some time. Now after eight days or so ...
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What tree is that, judging by seeds?

I've found a tree while on stroll with no leaves (naturally - it's early spring after all). What amused me is that it was filled with things (on photo) that supposedly contain the seeds. Unfortunately,...
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What kind of pine is this?

I collected seeds of a local pine tree, and the seeds were different from typical pine seeds I've seen before. It has a little needle sticking from the end of it. The tail is stiffer and doesn't break ...
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Will my seeds stratify if I sowed them in summer?

I have seeds that generally need to be stratified (cold) before planting them. (Plum, apricot, cherry, peach). I didn't really care too much if they germinate, I just threw them in the soil as an ...
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Dill Seeds Molding?

I had collected dill seeds from my dill plants. I had not dried the plants when I took the seeds, I just took the seeds right off the plant and put them in a paper envelope. I stored them in a dark, ...
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Cold treatment for kernel germination while fighting fungus

I try to germinate stone fruits often in the fridge, inside a bag of peat moss. When I prepare the peat medium I wet it with rain water, but often the seeds/kernels rotten. I was wondering if I could ...
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Can I save seeds that already started sprouting for storage?

I have harvested seeds from a huge squash I grew. I put them i water for a few days. When I now pulled them out to dry them for storage, I see that some have just started sprouting already (the shell ...
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What are these seeds/eggs that appear on my indoor plant leaves?

I keep finding these tiny brown ridged "seeds" that appear on the leaves of my indoor plants. Since seeds don't normally fly, I am guessing they might actually be related to an insect. But ...
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How to identify which variety of lemon you have?

Last month I decided to start some lemon seedlings from store bought organic lemons imported from Argentina (which for me is a first, usually lemons are imported from Mexico or grown in USA) fast ...
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What is the part where a seed starts growing called?

Is it hilum? Is this a common word? I'm looking for a word that a layman can understand. I'm not native in English, so I don't know which word to use. From wikipedia: On a bean seed, the hilum is ...
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Browning on indoor potted cherry tree leaves

I have a cherry tree that I've grown from seed indoors in a pot, and it's showing some significant browning on its leaves. It has lost a few leaves this way already, and I thought it was perhaps just ...
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Will California poppy seeds mature off the host plant?

I am trying to harvest California poppy seeds to be used next year. Living in Northeast Ohio, the tendency for these plants is to be an annual. Presently (late October) I've got lots of green seedpods,...
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Does season matter when seeds are grown?

I'd like to start growing houseplants from seed in the UK. Given that it's almost November, does this make any difference when it comes to growing indoors? It won't be quite as warm, but it will ...
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Basil seeds turning wet in storage

I have harvested some basil seeds and i put them in an envelope in a glass jar. I closed the jar and for the first week it was looking fine. I went on holiday for 4 days and when i came back, the ...
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Why are my seeds getting moldy

This is the third time that I try to germinate seed, like strawberry raspberry kiwi and stuffs I put it in glass container with wet cotton balls in it Instead of the seeds germinate they always get ...
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How do I best sow moss?

I have some patches of bare earth in my back yard where the grass just will not grow. I figured I'd give a go at seeding it for moss, since I've heard that it works better for some poor soil ...
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How to obtain seeds from an already harvested daikon radish?

I have in my kitchen a daikon radish of about fifty centimeters whose tops, shortened to 1 cm at the time of purchase, start to grow again even though it is no longer in the ground. They are today 8 ...

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