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Questions tagged [seeds]

Small embryonic plant usually with stored food for germination

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Separating lettuce seeds

I grew some good lettuce this year, cos (white seed) and crutterbunch (dark seed). I like the crutterbunch better and it is sometimes tough to find the seed in the store so I made sure to cut all the ...
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How do i germinate these orchid seeds that i bought from ebay?

I was trying to germinate these orchid seeds that I bought from ebay, but its hard, what is the proper way/another way to germinate them if they dont look like the very white tiny ones, that need ...
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Before plating aerate or not?

It has been a couple months I have been working on my yard. Thank you all of your time and advice! My back yard was in bad condition. First I killed wild weeds cleaned and hired someone to trim my ...
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Can someone please identify this seed?

We are located in the Philippines and a bat comes in every night and leaves this seed. We’re really curious what kind of seed is this. Can anyone help? Edit: half inch to 1 inch is the size
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What are the best planting conditions for primula seeds?

Can anyone help me how to plant these primula seeds? I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. They will be in a greenhouse and this is what I need to know. What size trays do I need? Should I cover them? What ...
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Can you identify this plant just by its seed pods?

What is the plant with these seed pods? I remember it was a nice plant. I want to keep the seeds, but I would like to know what kind of plant it is.
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Can I start germinating plant seeds indoors in August, and keep them inside for planting next April?

I intuitively feel this is wrong, but I'd like to start the seeds of a plant indoors now, in August, and keep the young plants in containers until the next spring. I'd want to transplant them outside ...
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Starting seeds in the ground during summer

I heard from a friend that Lunaria annua seed should be started now (July-August) (directly in the ground) since this is their natural time for starting (without human intervention). She actually says ...
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Tips for raising a Ginkgo from a seed?

This will be my first post; hopefully I included enough information from the get-go. Not sure if I'm asking too much for one question, but I assume growing a plant may require a couple paragraphs at ...
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Is this rose seed going to germinate?

I am trying to germinate this rose seed, first I soaked this one seed into the egg incubator at 40 celsius lukewarm temperature water for nearly 1 week or less. Before when it was unsoaked I saw its ...
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Quick blooming flowers to grow from seed in late spring (mid/late June) that will flower in late summer/Autumn

I am new to gardening, and appear to have missed ideal planting time for the year. I want to know if I can salvage the year and get some colour. I would like to grow from seeds rather than buy plug ...
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What are these green weeds on my grass?

One month ago I used weed killer and waited two weeks to overseed and after seeing all weeds dead I overseed and used starter fertilizer and now I have some green weeds on my grass. What are they? ...
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Planting old seeds

I have a couple of seed...ish things I seem to remember getting last fall and hence saving for the spring. But looking at them now, I don't know what they are or if they have any chance of survival. ...
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Will mowing sprouting silver maple saplings eventually kill them?

I recently seeded approximately 600 sf of lawn and unfortunately the timing corresponded with my neighbor's silver maple (Acer saccharinum) dropping it's samaras. Needless to say the maple seeds love ...
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Is it late to seed? weather 90s , end of May.

I bought Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix for my yard. I live in Kansas City and weather was around 70s but now all the sudden 90s and seems like it will be 90s for a while. Can I seed now or ...
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Seeding grass with milorganite

I used weed killer almost 2 weeks ago and I think I am ready to seed and fertilize. My yard is around 9.000 sq ft and backyard gets lots of sun light but my trees block the half part so half part is ...
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How to prepare soil for seeding?

I have lots of weed in my backyard and I think I will seed for a green lawn! I was planning on installing sod but I think I will go with the seed. What should I do before I seed? Can I use weed killer ...
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Identify Seed from Vine

Can someone help me identify these seeds? I had them in a small packet labeled vine seeds. I either didn't know the name of the vine or assumed I'd remember it. Thanks, Katy Bain
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How to grow grass in the shade?

I live in NW Pennsylvania and in the woods. I've tried everything to get grass to grow under the trees. I've put down peat moss and fertilizer and seed for shade but it won't take, I get just moss. ...
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Why are seeds of summer chrysanthemum different between suppliers?

I bought some seed of Chrysanthemum carinatum from two different producers, as seen on photos. How come they are different? The left hand side is 1gr, the right hand one 0.5gr. The price was about the ...
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Do I mulch now or later?

I have already planted, or scattered the seeds, for what I plan to do this year. (Unless the other half has more ideas, that is.) The soil was turned, but not treated in any manner. One bed has ...
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What is in my meadow flowers seed mix?

I was given a bag of seeds that are supposed to become "meadow plants", but it wasn't said what plants exactly. Can you guess what plants some of these seeds originate from? I would like to know the ...
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Can anyone identify these Western Australian seeds?

Can anyone identify these seeds collected in Western Australia. The main black part of the seed is around 5-6 mm in size.
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Some tomato seeds have died… whats happening?

I have had some tomato seedlings growing in my little green house (or grow room) for about a week now. This morning I went down to check on everything (I check morning and night) and tonight I noticed ...
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How important is seed orientation/direction?

What are the effects of different seed orientations on germination and further development? Could it make a significant difference in germination rate, survival, or even growth rate? I wonder how ...
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Design and effectiveness of seed bombs / seed balls

I recently heard about seed balls (small balls of clay, soil and seeds mostly used to add plants to abandoned areas) and while I very much like the idea I was a little bit skeptical of their ...
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Good seeds to give as a gift to someone who is going to travel around the country [closed]

What seeds would you give as a gift to someone who is going to sell his/her belongings, and start a travel adventure around the country for a year? The idea is that he/she could plant the seeds in ...
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How to increase chance of maple seed sprouting?

It is official. My momma is looking for a house to move in to. If everything goes well, she will get the house in August and move everything that we want to move over the next few months afterwards. ...
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Clementine seed results

I've got 7 plants from clementine seeds and want to know what possible results I can expect in terms of fruiting if any, depending on which different citrus trees could have pollinated the parent. The ...
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What kind of flowers are these seeds from?

These are some seeds that someone gave me. I think they're some sort of flower, but I'm not sure.
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What is the best temperature to germinate Haworthiopsis limifolia seeds?

I have a batch of Haworthiopsis limifolia seeds that I collected from my own plants and would like to sow. I won't ask when to sow them, because your climate may differ. I will rather ask what ...
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How to properly seed bomb a particular area with drones?

I searched for a long time on internet but can't find a perfect tutorial on the whole process. I found one for making seed bombs: https://www.gardenista.com/posts/diy-wildflower-seed-bombs/ I wanted ...
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Is it possible to plant iris seeds in early spring?

I've saved seeds from my irises from last spring with the intention of planting them. However, most of the guides I've read have suggested planting them in the autumn. Is it possible to plant the ...
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Please Help Me Identify Mystery Seed

If thou art be courageous, please help this villager identify these mystery seeds. The peddler(got it online) sayeth they be sakura seeds, but methinks it might not be the case. See those black ...
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When to harvest lettuce seeds

I am growing lettuce for the first time in. I have harvested a few lettuce leaves and the plant is now flowering. The flowers have been for around 20 days now. I wanted to save he seeds from this ...
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Which plant is this

Can anyone tell me which plant is this? We were given a small plastic cup with mud and seeds and asked to spray water on them. I transplanted the cup to a pot and this came out. But I don't know if ...
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Are kaki more stable than apple when planting seeds of market's fruits?

From what I read here and there, I understand that apple seeds do not easily give of fine edible apples. How is it now for what I could get from kaki seeds. Does anyone know if it is similar to apple ...
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Can I grow a mini-sized date plant from a fresh seed?

Is it possible to create a plant from a fresh date seed in a mini pot? When I say "mini" I mean a pot with diameter of maybe 6cm, like this one? (see image below) I already tried this 3 times with 3 ...
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How should I store wildflower seeds embedded in a piece of cotton, for several months before planting?

I live in Massachusetts, in the Northeast section of the United States. My growing zone is USDA 6a, which means that our winter temperatures can get as low as -10°F/-23.3°C. I was recently given a ...
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Palm tree droppings, sap and seeds

Our condo complex has three very large Mexican Fan Palms that are dripping sap and shedding seeds that are very sticky. Our parking lot is coated in these seeds, they get tracked in and stick to ...
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How should I grow mexican sunflowers (Tithonia) from seed?

I want to put Mexican (Tithonia) sunflower seeds directly in the ground. If they were regular sunflower seeds, I would sow ithem directly in the garden, and I would put twice as many seeds close ...
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Planting yucca seed sprouts

I had some yucca seeds and I put them on a wet paper towel to germinate. In about a week they started to sprout, producing small white stalks as seen in this photo (not mine) I then planted the ...
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Is every pea a potential seed?

As the pea seeds from the gardening store look the same to me like the dried ones from the supermarket, I'd ask myself the question if I could use those for growing them as Microgreens? Is this ...
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How long do sunflower seeds stay viable?

How long do sunflower seeds stay viable? I'm thinking about getting several kinds, but I might not want to grow every variety every year. These are mostly large-seeded varieties meant for eating.
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How to limit static electricity on my new seed sieve?

I just made the mistake of purchasing a plastic seed sieve. I've only used it a couple of times, and already regret not purchasing a larger metal one - but they were so much more expensive. I've ...
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Will freezing kill basil seeds?

I've got some basil plants outside (Spicy Globe Bush), which have gone to seed. I'm wondering if there's any chance the seeds will survive a northern (USA) winter and germinate next year. Is there?
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Will dead pine needles on top of new grass seed prevent the grass seed from germinating?

I recently removed old roots, weeds and grass from a small area in front of our house. I had some leftover mushroom compost, so I built up some areas to make the entire area level, but now it seems ...
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How do I reliably deactivate weed seeds that I've gathered?

There's a number of Sosnowsky's hogweed (Heracleum sosnowskyi) plants which have blossomed a while ago and now they are standing with dry seeds ready to be spread by wind. Suppose I gather the seeds (...
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How can I transplant wild ground cherries into garden beds?

I recently found ground cherries growing wild on my property and I want to put them in beds and harvest seeds from them. How and when should I transplant them?
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How to remove spikes from Echinacea purpurea seeds?

In order to collect the seeds from a stem I have to remove the spikes. Wearing gardening gloves doesn't work because I can't take a grip on the seeds when wearing the gloves. With my bare hands this ...