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How can I tell which lettuce seeds are viable?

How do we differentiate which lettuce seeds are good and capable of germination, from the rest?. I planted lettuce seeds, and only 'Radical' came up, after the rest could not germinate.
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ID this Korean Roadside Plant by it's Tiny Seeds (Possibly Edible)

I have a long shot ID question for a Korean seed expert. I traveled to South Korea where I mimed with a woman who was collecting seeds along the side of the road. I gathered that they are consumed, ...
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Pine seeds which I planted two months ago grew early. What should I do?

I don't know much about gardening. But I want to. I always wanted to grow many bonsai trees in my home and exotic trees in my garden. So like two months ago, I picked pine cones from ground and ...
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Harvesting Basil Seeds Too Early

I harvested Thai Basil seeds, but I cut off the flowering bud portion of the plant before it was entirely dried, though it was done flowering. The seeds are a whitish color instead of the typical ...
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Is it really beneficial to put papaya seeds in the sun for a few minutes before planting?

My friend tells me I should place papaya seeds in direct sunlight for about 20 minutes just before putting them into the soil. She says this will be beneficial to germination, among other things. Is ...
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What is this plant/seedling growing from hard, oval, mottled-brown seeds?

I found some seeds when running outside: I planted one for curiosity and it has 4 leaves now: Any idea what it is?
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Are the seed pods of giant sunflowers normally empty?

So, I'm attempting to harvest sunflower seeds from some giant sunflowers I planted an age ago. Unfortunately, there's nothing inside the seed pods! I believe the sunflower was a 'giant', it may ...
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Can plants be grown successfully from the seeds in a kitchen cupboard?

In my kitchen cupboard I have the usual herbs and spices (e.g. coriander seeds, cardamom, dried chilies, celery seeds etc. - your typical collection of Schwartz jars) and I want to know if it's ...
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What does soaking hot pepper seeds in weak tea accomplish?

I have seen a few chilli tutorials mention it is a good idea to soak chilli seeds in weak tea before planting them. Why do people do this and what does it supposedly achieve?
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What is the maximum depth a seed can be planted?

When planting a seed, it is covered with a thin layer of earth. The initial shoot penetrates the soil and starts photosynthesis. Are there plants which can be planted (as a seed) much deeper than a ...
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Should I rub my nasturtium seeds with a nail file before planting?

I bought Burpee Nasturtium Fordhook Favorites Mix Nasturtium seeds. Yesterday I planted a few, using the sowing instructions for depth and distance. I obviously hadn't looked closely enough at the ...
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Do I need to wait a year before harvesting garlic?

I'm confused about how to grow garlic. I'm planning to grow it from a clove. After it grows, do I take the seed from the flower and plant it again, waiting for the second year to harvest the garlic? ...
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What plant does this seed pod shaped like a bulb with tendrils come from?

What is this plant or flower? Does anyone know what sort of seed/bud this is? I have not seen it before and it's not ringing any bells.
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I accidentally froze my papaya seeds, how will it affect them?

I scooped out a bunch of seeds from a fresh papaya (a very good one, seems like prime genetic material). I didn't have time to clean them right away, so I put them in the fridge to prevent the pieces ...
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Will using dense shade grass seed in a non shaded area cause problems?

I have a lawn that is mostly shaded so I have purchased dense shade grass seed. However, there are parts that get mostly sunlight and little to no shade. If I used the dense shade seed on those areas ...
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New Sod Installation - TLC

I just had SOD installed in my yard. I live in Arizona so our dirt/soil is not the best. I checked under some of the SOD cuts and didn't see that any mulch/seeds/nutrients were used which worries me a ...
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Does keeping lettuce seeds in an open package affect their viability?

When we open a package of lettuce seeds and use some of the seeds, then keep the remaining seeds in their package at room temperature, does it affect their viability?
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Can I start Cannabis sativa out of edible husked seeds bought in grocery store

Recently I bought in grocery store edible husked Cannabis sativa seeds Can I start a plant out of eadible husked seeds? If no then why? I'm asking if a plant will actually start out of husked seeds, ...
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Stevia Plant, aka. Sweetleaf, Sugarleaf, Sweet Herb - where to get seeds?

Stevia Plants, to be precise their leaves are being used as a natural sugar substitute in some countries like Japan, India and over South American for decades or centuries now. Especially in the ...
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How do you grow a Lotus flower from seed?

I have a Lotus flower seed and have kept it in water for the last 5 or 6 days. I saw that it has started to open up. What should I do next? I saw on the paper packaging that it is called "Nelumbo ...
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What is the best way to germinating seeds in compost?

So far, I had germinated my seeds using the paper bag approach. I must say that it was quite successful. Having said that, I have an almost-zero success rate when I try to germinating seeds directly ...
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What is the name of this brown, cracked, oval shaped seed?

I would like to know more information about this seed. Could you please tell me the seed's name? Here is also video of this seed on YouTube for more information https://youtu.be/AyuxpqqaZM8 Here is ...
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Can I grow a cherry tree from seed without stratification?

I'm going to grow a cherry tree from a seed. It's not that easy though and I need some time and patience. I have experience with pine tree and orange, though these are quite easy trees to grow ...
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Do I plant miniature hot peppers whole or cut them open and plant just the seeds?

I was given some miniature hot peppers. Do I plant the entire pepper or do I cut it open and plant the seeds? These are so small.
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What's a better solution than manual/gasoline corn and bean seeder?

I already asked on Electrical Engineering how to adapt an electric motor to a manual seeder. I followed the advice of a commenter to ask on this site, so that people here may have a better solution ...
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Should I save seeds from corn suckers?

My very small patch of corn grew lots of large suckers with cobs mixed in with tassels which I thought was odd since corn is monecious. Anyway, I wonder if there's any reason I should not use these ...
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What are these dark seeds?

I found these seeds but I lost their tag. Could you please help me identify which plant these are from?
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How can I grow endive seeds?

I have some endive seeds (Endivia 'Crispum'), and I want to know the guidelines on how to grow them. Our weather has been sunny with temperatures reaching low 60's at night and low 90's during the day....
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Can I store pumpkin seeds that have gotten damp?

I'm rather new to gardening, and I bought some pumpkin seeds today, Queensland Blue if it matters. I planted some and was planning to keep the rest, but they all accidentally got a little wet. Will ...
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What would make my apple seedling wilt and looks like it's dying?

I have a little apple sapling that I planted using a seed from an apple at the super market. I live in Auckland, New Zealand and my apple sapling is about 10 cm (4 in) tall. Recently it became very ...
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Kaffir Lime from seeds

I tried to smuggle a kaffir lime tree in from Malaysia in December, sadly it died instantly when I potted it. My partner bought 3 limes in France and brought them in but there was no seed in them. ...
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How can I identify the gender of Papaya seeds?

Is it possible to identify the gender of Papaya seeds without using DNA analysis?
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Can anyone identify this seed/fruit and what tree it has come from?

I was given this seed/fruit by a friend who found it on a walk through the countryside. I have no clue what plant it is from and want to plant it. I'm from Ireland but I'm pretty sure it is not a ...
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Radicchio/Chicory from Seed

I am growing radicchio from seed for the first time and am worried about its germination. Should I start the seeds in soil or soak them first? Also, would it be recommended to place the pot under ...
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Easy trees from common fruit/vegetable seeds

It's pretty easy to grow an avocado from the pit. Are there any other trees/plants that can be grown relatively easily from common household fruits or vegetables?
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Can you save seeds from Zolushka potatoes grown from true potato seed (TTS)?

I'm wanting to grow potatoes that don't have any genes for cytoplasmic male sterility. In other words, I'm wanting potatoes that fruit like tomatoes (they actually do exist), productively, so I can ...
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How can I effectively grow plants from peach, nectarine or plum pits?

I have a few plum, nectarine, and peach pits from locally grown fruit and I'd like to try growing them, mostly indoors in pots. I'd also like to try one or two outside. What's the best way to go about ...
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Are there seed pods growing on my Ficus benjamina?

I've had this Ficus benjamina for some time. It recently grew several small round objects on its stem. I have no idea if these are indeed pods/seeds or something else (see attached image). If they ...
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Do all Katsura trees (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) have seeds/pods?

I'm trying to figure out if male Katsura trees (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) are "cleaner" in terms of the seeds/pods they shed in the yard versus the females. Do all Katsura trees have seeds/pods? Or ...
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Regrow beans from the garden

I grew some green pole beans (variety unknown) this year from commercial seed, and I'd like to harvest some seeds from the plants to regrow for next year. How do I do this? I tried just picking some ...
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What are the basics to collect seed from the vegetable garden?

Since I was able to purchase NON-GMO seed, I'd like to harvest seed from my vegetable garden this year. How do you tell when the seed is ready for harvest? Lettuce, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, ...
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Why would two batches of Top Crop Bush Bean (green beans) seeds be different

I bought some green bean seeds a week ago, I just ripped open the bag, and there's no way to reseal it. Anyway, a week later I compared the beans I have with the ones still in the store. Mine were a ...
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Why is it so hard to find pure perennial ryegrass turf seed in Australia?

I recently bought 1KG of tall fescue from a hardware store but I have since realised that I would prefer perennial ryegrass. Why is it so hard to find this in Australia? It's easy to find cool-season ...
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Where can I get bindweed seeds? [closed]

I have just read about bindweed - essentially a variety of morning glory that is considered a weed because of how fast it grows and how it "chokes" other plants. This may be exactly what I need to ...
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Stems are kept in moist environment but soil insects keep growing in there

So, I am trying to grow some plants such as rose, and jasmine from stem but I keep running into the insects-in-the-soil problem. As you see in the picture, the plants grow some and then eventually ...
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Harvesting tomato seeds and planting the same year

I just saw this question: Harvesting sunflower seeds and planting the same year Now I wonder whether the same is valid for tomatoes, too? About a month ago, I started harvesting the first tomatoes of ...
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Harvesting sunflower seeds and planting the same year

I live in NY State and planted ~30 sunflower plants this year. I started them very early indoors so had early blooms - I've had seeds on the faded flower heads for ~ 4 weeks now. Is it possible to ...
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Which field flower are these seeds from?

I found some dry old flowers in a field and lots of seeds in them. What species is it? Click for a full-size version of the image.
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What is the best way to sprout extracted seeds from fresh Driscolls Maravilla raspberries?

On a recent trip to a pick-your-own fruit and vegetables farm, I was fascinated how they had columns of fresh raspberries. They tasted lovely and sweet. I was inspired and wanted to figure out how to ...
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Should I kill off one of the plants from a polyembryonic citrus seed to let the other grow?

I am growing some indoor citrus trees from seeds and found the seeds to mostly all sprout two plants. They are all about 1.5 inches tall right now and for each pair of plants one is clearly larger and ...

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