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How long do peanut seeds stay viable?

I'm wanting to get some peanut seeds to plant. However, I'm thinking about saving some that I buy now for next year (as well as harvesting my own to save). How long do the seeds generally stay viable?
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How can I save my garden from an unknown critter that destroys everything?

I decided to start a garden of my own this summer and I got seeds from all areas to plant. No sooner had I put the seeds in the ground, but there came some critter at night, which dug up the seeds and ...
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Why seeds from the same citrus (kumquat) tree produce different sprouts?

I've sprouted two kumquat seeds from the same tree. One sprout looks very green and "healthy", with considerable cotyledons, while the other is very pale, with tiny cotyledons, that aren't growing any ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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For square foot gardening: Can I skip vermiculite seed sprouting, and plant straight in Mel's Mix?

In the Square Foot Gardening book, they suggest sprouting seeds in pure vermiculite and then moving those to seed trays w/ Mel's Mix until they're ready to be transplanted outdoors. The vermiculite-...
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What happens if I forget to water seedlings?

Do my seedlings continue thriving by watering, if they were placed in a dry pot for a day or two without any water? This question may have a relation to "How do you water tiny seedlings". 1st Edit: ...
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Are seeds inside dried peppers still viable?

I'm trying to grow the Carolina Reaper chili pepper. Searching for "carolina reaper seeds" on Amazon shows quite a few scams. Some reviewers say after waiting months for the pepper to grow, they ...
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Found a seed in my garden and planted it

So, I live in France, and about a month ago I found a sprouting helicopter seed of some sort in my garden, so I planted it in a pot and now it's grown and I can't identify it. Could someone tell me ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When to harvest sunflower seeds

I’ve got a sunflower which seems to be in the latter stages of its lifecycle. It has started wilting back and the lower leaves have fallen off. I’ve attached an image below. A couple of questions ...
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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 ...
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How to germinate seeds using the plastic bag method

I've been trying to germinate seeds (lavender and tomato seeds from store bought seed packets) using different ways of the paper towel in a plastic bag method that I've been reading from the internet ...
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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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Browning / Curling leaf on a Brook cherry sapling

I have a Brook Cherry sapling planted from seed that has some browning/curling around one of its bottom-most leaves (leaf #1) and slight curling of its other bottom most leaf (leaf #2). The seed came ...
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How to separate seeds from chaff (husk)?

I have harvested seeds from Zinnia elegans and Dahlia variabilis and I don't know how to easily separate the seeds from the chaff. I have put them in a bag and shaked it hoping that the seeds will ...
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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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Can I legally plant all seeds of store bought apples labeled Red Delicious?

Are store bought apple fruits that are labeled Red Delicious really the public domain Red Delicious apples, or do they sometimes do something to them and patent a slightly different apple that they ...
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Can I use seeds as a fertilizer?

Since seeds are packed with nutrients, could it be a good idea to break them (so they don't sprout) and use them as a fertilizer?
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What tree is that, judging by seeds?

I've found a tree while on stroll with no leaves (naturally - it's early spring after all). What amused me is that it was filled with things (on photo) that supposedly contain the seeds. Unfortunately,...
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Does seeds from two tomatos from the same plant share the exact same genetics?

I have a tomato plant with a huge deformed tomato, and other normal ones. If I save seeds from the deformed tomato, could it result in plants with more chances of giving deformed tomatos than if I ...
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Why growing fruit trees from seed won't yield the same fruit of the same tree?

Why is it necessary to graft a tree to get the desired species and not rely on the tree's seeds?
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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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Spring onion regrowth and seeding

I have been growing spring onions and am not sure whether or not I am regrowing them the best way. I have a few questions. I have been cutting the spring onions at their base so that the regrow and I ...
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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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Can quick lawn grass seed be used for overseeding?

I want to overseed my lawn to thicken it up. I have a lot of quicklawn grass seed, which is designed for new lawns grown from scratch. It seems to me that, in the most part, a seed is a seed and ...
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How can I tell if a seed coating contains pesticides or fungicides?

I purchased some Dichondra seeds online to plant in my large reptile's enclosure. There was no mention of the seeds being treated - but when I received them I noticed that the seeds were coated and ...
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Are these Aloe Vera's seeds?

I posted a question a few weeks ago asking if my aloe was going to bloom. Does Aloe Vera bloom? I have now flowers that look like they have seeds in them but I'm not sure about it. So I was wondering ...
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Re-seeding lawn over a newly planted winter grass in warm climate

We recently had our septic system replaced about a month ago (in December). I live in Florida, and according to the local code, I had to get grass growing over the drain field by March ("mound ...
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Does the Plant Breeders Rights in CA & US Plant Patent Act inhibit me from using a protected plant for purposes of creating a new hybrid?

This is merely hypothetical; 'Plant A' is a non-protected hybrid plant. 'Plant B' is a protected Hybrid. Can I use the pollen to 'Plant B' to pollinate 'Plant A' to create a new hybrid, 'Plant X', ...
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Can you transplant a bolted plant and still get viable seeds?

I have a few plants in my raised beds (mostly broccoli and beets) that are bolting and producing seeds, but not ready to collect them yet. I need the space for some new seedlings, and I don't know ...
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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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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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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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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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