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Small embryonic plant usually with stored food for germination

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Are there other seeds that repel liquid like Safflower seeds?

I am transitioning to using natural products for my cat litter and have seen many people recommending the use of Safflower seed for their liquid-repelling properties. However, Safflower seeds are ...
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What are these seeds from China, that are supposed to grow tea?

I bought these seeds online thinking they were supposed to grow tea. The site I used said they came from a farm in China. They look random and strange to me. They remind me of a cereal I used to eat, ...
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Unknown tree/shrub with star shaped seedpods, white flowers

No one can seem to work out what kind of tree/shrub this is. The seedpods are a distinctive star shape, it has smooth green leaves and it has small white flowers in spring/summer. Growing in the UK. ...
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Is it possible to plant iris seeds in early spring?

I've saved seeds from my irises from last spring with the intention of planting them. However, most of the guides I've read have suggested planting them in the autumn. Is it possible to plant the ...
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What might a UK seed packet labeled “crfincr” contain? [closed]

I have a packet of seeds labeled only: "crfincr". Any idea what they might be? A clue in how this name is constructed is given in another packet labeled "baswlk" which means "basil (wilkinson's)". I'...
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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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Are hollow jujube seeds viable?

I’ve been reading conflicting articles on how to germinate jujube seeds. Some say to crack open the husk to extract the seed. Some say to plant the entire husk in the ground. I'll try both methods. ...
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Will mowing sprouting silver maple saplings eventually kill them?

I recently seeded approximately 600 sf of lawn and unfortunately the timing corresponded with my neighbor's silver maple (Acer saccharinum) dropping it's samaras. Needless to say the maple seeds love ...
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Was wondering if seeds are still good with mold growing on them or need to be thrown out

I recently saved some seeds from the pumpkins I had for decorating this fall. I thought I had them completely dried out and put them in storage bags, but after a couple of weeks some of the seeds have ...
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How much of the peach pit must be broken for successful germination?

I successfully removed 1/4 of the pit of a peach seed. About 1/2 a cm, what I was told is the root, grew out of it. Is that 1/4 opening enough for the non-root part to grow out of it or should I take ...
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Seedling growing into adjacent seed

I planted 5 seeds for a Norway spruce (Picea Abies) on January 12, 2020, and so far I have three seedlings that are growing at a similar rate (though one is a bit bigger). I noticed something very ...
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Why is the seed coat opening now?

After eating a Honeycrisp apple, I thought I would dry the seeds out and attempt the germination process, just for fun. One apple produced eight seeds, so I sat them on a paper towel to dry them ...
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Optimally Starting Seeds

Live in Southern Ontario: Planting beet, carrot, green bean, and pea seeds directly into raised garden beds. I've seen in a few places a recommendation to soak the seeds for 12-24 hours in water ...
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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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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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Is the end of June too late to harvest and plant seeds from a Hellebore in zone 6a?

I live in Massachusetts, zone 6a. A month ago I found a plant in my yard, which my friend identified as a perennial shrub called Hellebore. It has pastel green and pink flowers on stems gently bent ...
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How to know which Seeds require Pollination Partners ?

Being new to Gardening , I came across this concept of Pollination Partners , and that some seeds require a partner when the seed is planted. Can someone tell me , why this is needed and what seeds ...
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looking for a fast growing Leucaena leucocephala seeds [closed]

I am looking for a fast growing Leucaena leucocephala seeds. Now, I am cultivating Leucaena leucocephala which can grow 6.00 Meters in a year. But I am looking for a genetically improved seeds which ...
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Does sphagnum peat need to be sterilized for starting seeds?

I have been making my own seedling potting mix, but I have a few questions before I use it. (I posted a previous question about the amount of drainage needed) This question is about Sphagnum Peat. ...
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Avocado plant leaves drooping ** still in water**

The leaves on my avocado plant are drooping, the difference is, mine is still in the water cup I used to pop the seed. I was waiting to see wilting or burn on the leaves to indicate the time for ...
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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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Do plants germinated in heated bed need special care after emergence?

I am planning to start some seed indoors for next spring season. Since the weather is still a bit cold, I am going to be using a heated bed (actually it's a styrofoam box with some sensors and a heat ...
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Wet pre-sprouted seed potatoes, is there an hurry to plant them?

I inadvertently left pre-sprouted seed potatoes on my balcony and they suffered a severe shower today. I didn't plan to plant them before 4 days at the very least. Is there an hurry to plant them ...
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Are cherries from the market irradiated?

I bought some sweet cherries in season last summer and decided to see if I could germinate some for planting. I "de-nutted" maybe 20+ of them and placed them in damp paper towels in the refrigerator ...
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Can I start germinating plant seeds indoors in August, and keep them inside for planting next April?

I intuitively feel this is wrong, but I'd like to start the seeds of a plant indoors now, in August, and keep the young plants in containers until the next spring. I'd want to transplant them outside ...
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Is it late to seed? weather 90s , end of May.

I bought Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix for my yard. I live in Kansas City and weather was around 70s but now all the sudden 90s and seems like it will be 90s for a while. Can I seed now or ...
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How to prepare soil for seeding?

I have lots of weed in my backyard and I think I will seed for a green lawn! I was planning on installing sod but I think I will go with the seed. What should I do before I seed? Can I use weed killer ...
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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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How do I stop my carrots from sticking up too high being nibbled from the top?

I have some purple carrots and there growing excellently. But after a couple of months, they started to stick up 2-3 cm above the ground with one eaten, so I pulled them out before anymore were eaten. ...
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Need help identifying seeds

I ordered seeds from a "garder" on aliexpress. I was looking to order Soursop seeds, however the seeds I received were not what I was hoping for. Could somebody help me with figuring out what kind of ...
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How deep and at what time of the day should I measure soil temperature?

I've never tried direct sowing. This year I want to try planting cucumber, watermelon, pumpkin, squash, zucchini and a few other directly outdoors. Mostly because I already have >150 little pots with ...
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How to seed grasses correctly if the area has moss and lack of sun

I just bought a bag of seeds from Costco: Pennington Smart Blend https://www.pennington.com/all-products/grass-seed/pennington-smart-blend My lawn has many dead grass spots due to some plants being ...
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The English name of yellow seeds fed to pet birds like budgies?

I asked at a bird seed shop in India, but the person called the seeds "kangni", which is Foxtail millet, and the seeds are different from what is also listed as "kangni" on other websites. I'm ...
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Is this rose seed going to germinate?

I am trying to germinate this rose seed, first I soaked this one seed into the egg incubator at 40 celsius lukewarm temperature water for nearly 1 week or less. Before when it was unsoaked I saw its ...
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Good seeds to give as a gift to someone who is going to travel around the country [closed]

What seeds would you give as a gift to someone who is going to sell his/her belongings, and start a travel adventure around the country for a year? The idea is that he/she could plant the seeds in ...
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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 the name of these blue seeds? [closed]

What is the name of the blue seeds in the upper left part of this picture?
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Are my pepper plants growing at a decent rate?

Planted bell peppers a month ago in seed starting cells, and they have grown slower (germinated slower too) than the tomatoes and zucchini I planted at the same time. The leaves are turning a ...
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Germinating ALL vegetable/fruit/ornamental seeds in water before planting in soil [closed]

Is it advantageous to germinate all your seeds in water till they sprout before planting in the soil? Or only some? If some, which ones and why? I have seen people do this online to tomato seeds ...
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What seed is this? Oak?

I had this seed for a long time in my kitchen in a dry container. I decided to see if I could just plant it in a pot. When I was inspecting it I sensed that the outer shell was now easily breakable. ...
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Mold with hydroponic cultivation

I recently started a new hydroponic culture with an AeroGrow Aerogarden Harvest Slim. I put it in my house that doesn't have a good air circulation but bad neither; it's a standard room of ~40 square ...
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How to recognize when sunflower seed are ripe for harvesting?

I want to save my sunflower seed, and not for food, but for reseeding in other areas. Last year, I was too late: Birds ate everything, almost to the last piece of seed. This year I want to be faster. ...
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Plant seed from tree in pot?

I was riding bike today and I saw this beautiful tree with red flowers. So I took a seed pod home because I’d like to plant something like this in my garden. Can the seeds be planted in a pot? The ...
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What is the shelf life of vegetable seeds?

I bought a packet of vegetable seeds from Costco a few years back. I still have seeds left in individual packages. Is there a life to these seeds after which it is not recommended for use? What is ...
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Did I pick the black mondo grass seeds too early?

The seeds I picked are large and mostly black. Most of the green is not visible anymore. When I squeeze them to remove the pulp, the entire berry squashes. Can I dry them out to harden the seed or are ...
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Can you substitute Turface for Vermiculite?

I had a recipe for some seedling potting soil that called for vermiculite. I didn't have vermiculite. I did have Turface, so I used it instead of the vermiculite. I figure since Turface & ...
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How to control mildew/mold growing on soil-less growing medium for (aloe) seed germination?

Help, I wanted to check in on the aloes I planted earlier this week. Making sure there are no problem. What I find is mildew has started to grow in this new moist environment. my instinct is to ...
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Lucifera Crocosmia -I want to collect the seeds -the pods are still green how long do I wait?

I have two Lucifera Crocosmia plants that lost the flowers -I want to collect the seeds -the pods are still green how long do I wait? They look like in the picture below, a couple of pods and then ...
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Should I cover my germinated lettuce seeds?

I tried germinating lettuce outdoors and had a poor germination rate. Then I read somewhere that they may need light to germinate (I had buried them). I grabbed a container with sifted compost I had ...

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