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On scientific temperament surrounding Muscadines

Why is there an inherent lack of scientific resources surrounding muscadines? I remember hearing Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' a little over some 4 or 5 years ago and immediately took fancy towards those brass ...
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Advice Needed: How to Establish Perennial Plants from Seeds on Large Area with Overgrown Vegetation?

I'm looking for some advice on how to establish perennial plants from seeds on a large area that is currently overgrown with vegetation. Specifically, I'm interested in planting perennial plants that ...
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Why Do Seed Sellers Mix Seeds Instead of Selling Them Separately?

I've noticed that many seed sellers offer mixed seed packs, where various types of seeds are blended together in one package. As a gardener, I'm curious about the rationale behind this practice. Why ...
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How to Find a Perennial Seed Mix Resembling Piet Oudolf Gardens for Large-Scale Project?

I'm planning to create a garden inspired by Piet Oudolf's iconic designs, particularly those seen in locations like Kensington Garden. However, I'm facing difficulty in sourcing a perennial seed mix ...
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Best Seed Drill for Planting Perennials with Small Seeds in a Large Garden Area?

I am planning to plant a variety of perennials on a 1000 m2 area in my garden, and the seeds I'll be using are quite small. I want to achieve a precise and efficient planting pattern with 10cm spacing ...
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Recommendations for a Precision Seeder for Planting Perennial Seeds in a 100-cell Tray [closed]

I am looking for recommendations on a precision seeder that is suitable for planting perennial seeds in a 100-cell tray. The seeds I am working with are very small, and I need a seeder that can handle ...
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Trouble growing radish seeds

Recently I've been trying out growing seeds in a seedling tray, I sowed them about a week and a half ago but they've seemed to make little progress. They were kept in a little greenhouse tray and not ...
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Creating a Piet Oudolf-Inspired Perennial Garden - Guidance Needed [closed]

I'm planning to create a perennial garden inspired by Piet Oudolf's style on a 1000 m2 plot. I have a few questions regarding the process, and I would appreciate some guidance from experienced ...
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Can I save a moldy mango seed that already sprouted?

I started growing this mango seed about aonth a half ago maybe two months. But I know I last watered it like maybe a month ago and it was watered well but a week later after I had I thought I drowned ...
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Do blueberry seeds germinate when submerged in water?

There are some videos that appear to show blueberry seeds germinating in nothing but water, for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpHXa66fc9E. I cannot find any information on this outside ...
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What flower is this from?

New gardener here: This flower has gone to seed but I don't know what kind of flower it is. Any ideas? Thanks!
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How to decide grass seeds?

I had a big weed problem that I am eradicating. But I have big patches of soil and my aim is to turn my lawn into lush garden for sitting. Half my garden get gold sunlight and half of it get shady and ...
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Found these on my front & back porches, can anyone tell me what they are?

These "seeds" don't move, they look just like sesame seeds but black. I woke up this morning and they were all over my back porch. I also found them on the front porch. Never inside unless ...
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Why are microgreens considered a healthy food?

Recently I saw seedlings on sale. And the seller said that these seedlings can be eaten and are very useful for health. They are also known as microgreens. I was very interested in this and I found ...
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What to do when one seed sprouts two growths (polyembryonic?)?

I bought a lemon from a "local" veggies/fruit store. It only had 3 seeds, which I decided to plant, recording all the process. Procedure: Soaked and properly peel the seeds. Cut just a ...
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Should I put stevia seedlings in direct sunlight or indoor?

This is my first time trying to grow stevia. For my diabetic mother. I saw videos on the internet. they cover the seedlings with plastic sheets. The temperature in my area gets from 34 to 24 at night. ...
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Identify these seeds

I moved my home office last week and was unpacking a few boxes when I ran across a ziplock bag my mother gave me a few years back. It contained a few seeds (pictures attached). Each seed is about a 1/...
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Why does the seed from red celosia have a purple flower?

Around 4-6 months ago I planted the seeds of a Cock's Comb (Celosia). I found the seeds from a very pretty bush of red Cock's Comb that looked exactly liked the first picture below around my park so I ...
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Scarifying / cutting top and bottom of avocado seeds for faster germination? Also in water?

Straight-up question: Does scarifying avocadoes before putting them in water or a ziplock bag decrease the germination time? And if so, why is it extremely rare to see this procedure mentioned? ...
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Can an avocado plant drop it's seed (shell), and still grow?

I am trying to sprout (germinate?) 2 avocado seeds (toothpick and ziplock paper towel methods), and I bought a small avocado plant grafted with Hass variety, so I can make my own graftings in the ...
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Can I plant horse-chestnut seeds directly in the yard & skip cold-stratification period?

I have been collecting these nuts. I think they're horse chestnuts, but I'm not sure. I just like the tree and would like to plant them in my yard. I have been reading about how to plant them, and ...
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Replanting mango plant and accidentally broke seed from root/sprout

So I was replanting my mango plant which is now about 16in tall and accidentally broke the seed off the sprout/root. Both sprout and roots are attached but mango seed is not as it was rotting. Will it ...
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Help identifying possible seeds

Does anyone recognize these bugs/seeds? They are tiny, exactly the size and shape of a chia seed, and each one has two white spots. They are all over my rugs.
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What is the fate of this sunflower? Will it produce seeds?

The sunflower in this picture is the only one that survived out of three that my kids grew from seeds as one of their school projects. At the end of the last school year, we brought them home, when ...
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Is this a seed?

I'm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and what looks like a seed pod from a giant tree next to my apartment landed on my windowsill. I opened the seed pod and got 6 "seeds." However, they look ...
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What are uses for lemongrass seeds

We have a huge lemongrass bush that went to seed. Before triming and harvesting the leaves and stalks I cut off and bagged all of the seeds. Now i have a couple pounds of seeds. I find nothing ...
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Please help identify mystery seeds

I’ve been finding these seeds for years on our small property in Ventura CA (climate zone 10b) and decided I should figure out what plant they are from. They are dark brown, shiny, hard, 1 cm in ...
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What exactly is this botanical miracle called?

Disclaimer: I'm quite new to gardening art. So a few months ago, I had ordered this Moria Combo of 40 Seeds from Amazon just to try my hand at growing a few plants from scratch. I naturally got busy ...
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Mystery Seed. Can Anyone Identify It?

I've noticed these seeds while gardening this year. They are all over,especially around our small pond - sometimes singly, sometimes in groups. I'm in Illinois, zone 6, and I've never seen these ...
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How do I import seeds in countries that require a phytosanitary certificate?

Please note that this is not about shopping. More and more countries now require a phytosanitary certificate, which is a great hindrance to the acquisition of new plants, and I would like to know how ...
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What's the best way to sow groundcover & perennial seeds together?

I am planning to sow seed of ground-cover plants & perennials in drifts. I have never done this before, so I am not sure if what I am planning makes sense. For each drift, I want to use Pelted ...
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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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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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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 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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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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