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Small embryonic plant usually with stored food for germination

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What Is this round 1+ inch seed?

(click to enlarge) I found a seed I would like to identify. Found outdoors in early August in Columbus, OH (zone 6). [The seed is almost perfectly round and about 1 1/8" in diameter, though it was ...
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What are these seed pods?

I found these seed pods in some flower pots that I picked up roadside for free. I've been scouring the internet but can't find anything that looks like them. Does anybody know what they might be? Any ...
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Mysterious beige seeds with a trough cleaved through them

I found these seeds packed away. I have no idea what they are, nor how old they are. They are beige color, about 5 millimeters wide. A distinct trough runs through them from end-to-end, about 2 ...
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Is there a difference between seeds that are for planting vs sprouting? If so, what are they?

Title is the question, question is close this one, however there might be more information available specifically for planting. The price and quantity of sprouting seeds seem to, by and large, have ...
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Help identifying fern-like plant

This alien-looking plant sprouted very suddenly from a clump of moss, several months after the moss had been brought in from the outdoors. I've never seen anything like it. It doesn't have a grass-...
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Sowing Tiny Seeds

I have a bunch of new packets of seeds, and some of them are extremely tiny. I plan on planting them in 6-cell trays. What is the best way to go about sowing seeds when they are so tiny, it's next to ...
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Apple seeds have sprouted, when do I plant them in a pot

I grew a few apple seeds 4 weeks earlier in a refrigerator and the seeds have now germinated. Please see the picture. Can you please suggest when should I plant them in a pot. For now I have kept them ...
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Is it worth treating non-germinating seeds, or should I just toss them? Watering new seeds?

I have some seeds of Sage and Parsley in two separate pots. I tried to plant them as the seed bag recommended, but nothing has come out of the dirt. In some other pots, I have Basil, Dill, Cilantro, ...
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Can I harvest and plant vegetable seeds in the same season?

I have some plants (cilantro, lettuce) that have already gone to seed. Am I able to plant these seeds immediately or would I need to wait until next season? My question is not about the length of ...
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Do vegetable seeds have a shelf life?

I bought vegetable seeds a few years back. I tried planting them this year but am having mixed results (very few are sprouting). Do seeds have a shelf life/expiration after which they will not ...
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Why do you need to change potato seeds every couple of years?

My relatives say that you need to change potato seeds every couple of years. They didn't specify why. Why is that? Is it because we normally leave small potatoes for seeds and generate negative ...
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What kind of worm is this which lives in the soil of my potted mango tree?

When I was replanting my mango tree to a bigger pot I found some weird, very small, worms crawling around in the now rotten mango seed. I made a macro picture of them which you can see here: I also ...
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Can I grow lemon cucumbers in my area, Southeast VA, zone8? Pic incl'd

Lemon cucumbers: I found these on the Bonnie plants website, and usually there's info attached on where you can find a retailer that has them, but instead it had a disclaimer stating not all Bonnie ...
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Did I use enough grass seed on my new lawn?

I recently used Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade Mix to start a new lawn from seed. I believe I followed the application instructions correctly when I sowed the seed 11 days ago, but I'm ...
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Chia seeds:can I plant food grade chia seeds?

I am trying to grow indoor plants that my pet bird can eat. I have wheat grass (cat grass) that has done very well, and he loves it but I also read that birds can eat chia, the plant and the seeds. I ...
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Seed amount per plant spot

im new to gardening! I planted various lettuce plants but now im not sure did i did it right. I am not sure should i plant one or couple seeds per plant spot. I checked various youtube vids and i saw ...
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Can humans pollinate Catharanthus by hand?

Can we pollinate Catharanthus without bees or insects? If yes, then how to do it? Due to the floral structure of the Rosy Periwinkle, they require insects such as butterflies and moths that have long ...
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I still see grass seeds in my yard even I rake them

I used spreader to put some grass seeds in my back yard. I rake them thoroughly after that. After three days, I was checking my yard and still see bunch of blue grass seed on the ground. Do I need to ...
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What are these seeds?

Ok so today I was loosening up dirt with my pickaxe when I noticed tons of little orange, what looked to be; seedlings of some sort. They are orange and small and are in clumps together and I have a ...
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I am confused on sowing instructions

I am getting ready to sow some seeds in our brand new garden. We picked out some veggies for planting and on the back of some of them it reads like this: In full sun, sow 4 to 5 seeds over a 12 ...
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What is considered a low maintenance lawn for the north east?

I've been reading a lot about types of lawn seed and lawn maintenance. It seems like KBG, ryegrass, and tall/fine fescue are the most common blends in the north east. It seems some are better for ...
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What kind of seeds are these?

Somebody has picked some seeds growing on a 'tropical' looking tree in the south of England (Crawley) and given them to me. Does anybody know what they could be? This clump is about 3 cm long.
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How 'true' will Fuschia seedlings be?

I know that with things that bear fruit (e.g. Apples) a plant grown from the parent plants seed may not bear fruit that are the same as those of the parent, which leads me to ask the question: I have ...
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What are these seeds I found in the soil of my Windmill Palm?

I recently purchased a small Windmill palm from my local Wilkos. It was severely pot bound and I was repotting it when I discovered all these strange seeds in the soil. At first I was hoping they were ...
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How to chose the best seeds in Europe? [closed]

I've watched a lot of youtube videos about gardening. I was paying particular attention to the plant and seed varieties. I noticed that a lot of seeds aren't sold in Europe. I don't know why that is, ...
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What is this seed pod and heartwood, maybe Ash?

I am working on a wooden staff from a fallen branch. I am pretty sure it is a variety of Ash tree but I am not sure which. As it is still very early spring there are no buds or leaves to examine, just ...
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Is 31% relative humidity at 22C too dry for gemination and seedlings?

I have trouble with starting seeds indoor this year. I have a low germination rate and my tiny seedlings have flopped to the ground when I come back home from work. One perks up after watering but ...
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Separate multiple lemon sprouts planted in a single container

I recently germinated and planted lemon seeds. So far they have sprouted and are healthy. My concern is, I planted about 2-3 seeds per container, and now I have about 2 sprouts in each container. When ...
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What is this brown, 4-pointed seed pod?

Please help me to identify the seed. I attach the image of the pod. It was found near the ocean's beach in Boston. I would appreciate any input.
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What is this brown seed pod found under a large evergreen tree?

Please help me to identify the seed. I was thinking it was a sweetgum tree of some kind, but then it is a bit different, so I remain in doubts. I attach the image of the pod and the tree under which ...
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If I save seeds from sweet million cherry tomatoes will I get more sweet million tomatoes

If I save seeds from sweet million cherry tomatoes will I get more sweet million tomatoes? The seeds say they are hybrid seeds.
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Do I need a special seed or type of tree for growing a bonsai tree?

I want to grow a bonsai tree. Do I need a special type of seed or tree for me to be able to grow it as a bonsai tree?
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What is the best way to grow lowbush blueberries from seed?

I have lots and lots of wild blueberries this year and was wondering if they would do well in a rock garden planted from seed. I know how to extract the seeds but I would like to know if anyone has ...
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How to make curly parsley produce seeds?

I want to grow and harvest curly parsley, and also have them produce seeds for the next harvest. I found plenty of information on growing curly parsley but nothing on flowering, pollinating, or ...
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What is this winged seed that resembles Maple/Acer?

I picked up these seeds on the streets of Marrakech in Morocco (I've found similar seeds in Lisboa, Portugal), thinking they were Maple/Acer seeds. Upon germination (which took an awful lot of time) ...
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What to do with 250 seeds!

I bought a packet of seeds that comes with 250 seeds! There's no way I have the space to plant 250 Silverbeet plants in my backyard, 10 plants maximum. What should I do with the 240 leftover?
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What are these small brown curved seeds?

I got a plastic bag of seeds from my friend in church, but I don't know which kind of plant they will grow into when they come out. Would you please identify this seed?
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Will fallen Magnolia seed pods break down naturally if left alone?

I have a massive magnolia tree in my backyard. It's fall, and it has dropped a lot of its seed pods. During the fall there weren't that many, and I just mowed over them and they seemed to disappear. ...
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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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Should I cut the top off of this bolting lettuce?

My garden is on a roof top in the South Bronx. I get a lot out of a little space, but I tend to only have one or two of each type of plant. Most advice I find is for terrestrial gardens with rows 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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Can you plant seeds from Calla lily?

The flower on my Calla lily has gone and now there are these seeds where the flower was. I was wondering if the seeds were able to be planted. How long would they take to start growing? Is there ...
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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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How long may an avocado pit be left out after having been removed from its fruit?

I have had some uninspiring success growing avocados from the pit, by suspending them in a glass of water using toothpicks. Recently, I had set aside several pits to do the same, but didn't get around ...
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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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