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Small embryonic plant usually with stored food for germination

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What do globe amaranth seeds look like, and can I harvest them from dried flowers?

During this past summer I grew a plant with beautiful small, round, bright purple flowers that looked like puffballs. I was told it's called Globe Amaranth. Its height was about six inches, and much ...
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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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What could have dug holes in my corn garden?

I planted some corn seed a few weeks ago and they began to germinate lately. Then this evening, I found almost all of them got dug out! The germinated seed are mostly left near the holes, but some of ...
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When to transplant brassicas in legumes bed

I am growing sweet peas, broad beans and chickpeas for the summer, in an outdoor raised bed. I bought some nice organic broccoli, brussel sprouts and kale seeds for autumn-winter harvesting, and in my ...
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How long should I dry fresh seeds from solanaceae, cucurbitaceae and other families, before storing?

I'm collecting a bunch of wet seeds (tomatoes, tomatillos, zucchini, peppers, cantaloupe, cucumber, winter squash, etc.) I'm drying them out for storage. I have to dry them indoors, with only a ...
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Will grass seeding on an existing lawn help prevent/control weed grasses?

Can I use a grass seed on an existing lawn that has some crabgrass and Bermuda grass problems, to help thicken up the lawn to prevent crab/Bermuda grass from growing? I live in Sacramento, Ca.
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Fall seeding a lawn in Northern Ontario

I live in Northern Ontario, where evenings below freezing start in October, and snow begins as early as November. I'm looking to aerate and seed my lawn. I've read that Spring and Fall are the best ...
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Planted chili seeds in regular garden compost: should I dig them up and start again?

I ordered a variety of types of chilli seed (habanero, jalapeno, anaheim) because I can't buy these types of chilli here. I've never grown anything from seed before, so I think I approached this a bit ...
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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 should Cleome seeds be sown in the Northeast?

I bought from Amazon some Cleome seeds, which arrived this August in a tiny plastic envelop from China. There are probably around 100 seeds or so. My question is how to plant them, including how ...
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Nursing of chestnut sproutings indoors

I collected a bag of tame chestnuts when they fell in August. A few weeks later I found most of them had sprouted in the bag so I planted them in potting mix and they are progressing. The best result ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use old seeds from last year? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Heeding “use by” dates on seed packets? I bought some heirlooms for my 2011 garden and ended up not using the seeds, but they are still in the packaging and have ...
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Almond twin seedling

I accidentally dug out an almond seedling to realize that all the 3 shoots come from the same seed. Is this a common occurrence? What is the branch in the middle with a brownish tip that I broke ...
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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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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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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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How can i make watermelon seeds?

how companies make good quality watermelon seeds? can I do it by myself? why we can't plant seeds from normal watermelon in the grocery store
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Picking, planting, and storing lily seeds

I walk my dogs around a number of different parks in the neighborhood. In each of this parks there are a number of flower beds with different color lilies. Some of them are still flowering while ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Help identify this seedling (baobab?)

Can anyone identify this seedling? I bought (what I thought were) baobab seeds online. When they arrived they looked nothing like I expected, small and brown and glossy, resembling apple seeds (see ...
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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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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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Does it hurt to add salt to fermenting seeds?

So, I decided to ferment some cantaloupe seeds, and since I like lacto-fermenting pickles and stuff, I decided to experiment and mix in a liberal amount of pickling salt (maybe a tablespoonful) and ...
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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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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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