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Small embryonic plant usually with stored food for germination

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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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How to limit static electricity on my new seed sieve?

I just made the mistake of purchasing a plastic seed sieve. I've only used it a couple of times, and already regret not purchasing a larger metal one - but they were so much more expensive. I've ...
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How can I transplant wild ground cherries into garden beds?

I recently found ground cherries growing wild on my property and I want to put them in beds and harvest seeds from them. How and when should I transplant them?
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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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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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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 are these seeds/eggs that appear on my indoor plant leaves?

I keep finding these tiny brown ridged "seeds" that appear on the leaves of my indoor plants. Since seeds don't normally fly, I am guessing they might actually be related to an insect. But ...
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Can sunlight kill seeds

I accidentally left a plastic container full of vegetable seeds under direct sunlight for several hours. The plastic container is translucent and became quite hot (above 60C, i.e. 140F) and ...
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Grow tomatoes outdoors inside a transparent plastic box

First time I'm going to plant tomatoes. I read up already on how to plant the seeds into pots. My question is: can I put the pots (containing the planted seeds) inside a big (45 liter), transparent,...
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What's wrong with the emerging root of my mango seed?

I recently started to germinate a mango seed in a damp paper towel. Today, when I went to check if the towel was still damp, I noticed that the once soft pink root has darkened from the tip. It also ...
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Identification of a seed with unknown origin

I have a seed that I would like to identify. I got this from a friend who does not know anything about the origin, so I have tried my favorite search engine with all kinds of keywords, looked up a few ...
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Does chemical fertiliser have an effect on growing newly germinated seeds in darkness using the “Petri Dish” method?

The situation is as follows. I am using the "petri dish" method of germinating chilli (pepper) seeds. It is just a takeout container + paper towel + water. The seed is sitting on the paper, not ...
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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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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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What is this seed pod?

My friend found this is her yard after the rains, she’s seen it before and once it dries there are little “cups” of seeds. Any idea what it is? We are in southern California.
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What plant is this seed of?

I live in NY Long island and of course it's fall season
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Can I take the seeds of the plant Strychnos nux vomica out of its packet with bare hands and sow them in my farm with bare hands?

Can I take the seeds of the plant Strychnos nux vomica out of its packet with bare hands and sow them in my farm with bare hands? Or they(i. e., the seeds) would cause me a poisonous effect due to ...
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Seeding grass with milorganite

I used weed killer almost 2 weeks ago and I think I am ready to seed and fertilize. My yard is around 9.000 sq ft and backyard gets lots of sun light but my trees block the half part so half part is ...
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What is the best temperature to germinate Haworthiopsis limifolia seeds?

I have a batch of Haworthiopsis limifolia seeds that I collected from my own plants and would like to sow. I won't ask when to sow them, because your climate may differ. I will rather ask what ...
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How can I plant this seed pod?

I have been trying to find what plant this seed is. It was a gift from a friend and it cracked while I was wearing as a necklace. I am quite curious. thank u!
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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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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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Are seeds from tomatoes that turned black while drying able to sprout?

Last year, I saved some seeds from tomatoes that I have grown. In some batches, the seeds turned completely black. We have been having a bad yield this year of tomatoes and I was wondering if this ...
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Browning on indoor potted cherry tree leaves

I have a cherry tree that I've grown from seed indoors in a pot, and it's showing some significant browning on its leaves. It has lost a few leaves this way already, and I thought it was perhaps just ...
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Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) shedding seeds in Summer

I own a large, glorious Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) that overhangs my driveway, the driveway of my neighbour and the public footpath. It's a female tree, roughly 50 feet high perhaps and ...
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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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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 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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What kind of pine is this?

I collected seeds of a local pine tree, and the seeds were different from typical pine seeds I've seen before. It has a little needle sticking from the end of it. The tail is stiffer and doesn't break ...
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Does season matter when seeds are grown?

I'd like to start growing houseplants from seed in the UK. Given that it's almost November, does this make any difference when it comes to growing indoors? It won't be quite as warm, but it will ...
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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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How to sow flowers in a gravel strip?

We have a gravel strip close which I would love to make more colorful. It is located in a place with morning sun, close to a wall of a house. Also there is not much soil in between the stones, but ...
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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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multiple seedlings now in a bouquet of one foot high tomato plants

Planted heirloom tomato seeds in one hole, in raised bed. Now have 7-9 plants foot high in a bouquet. Hoping to leave them together securely. Will all plants feed me fruit? Also, what is the ...
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What is grass-fertilizer-fluid sprayed on soil?

In Southern Texas, I have seen a cyan-colored, viscous, sticky fluid sprayed from a huge tank track on freshly compacted ground. I later realized that this fluid most probably contained grass seeds ...
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Should I start roselle in full sun?

I am starting roselle in seed trays with plain sterilised cocopeat and the temperature hovers around 24~40 degrees celsius each day, with atleast 6 hours of heavy sunlight here. Should I do this in ...
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Please identify this red flower

I saw this flower in a building nearby. Can someone help me identify it? Does it have seeds for replanting in a small pot? Or can I cut one of the flowers and plant it in a small pot? Finally, do ...
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Are these aloe vera seeds viable?

I have a single aloe vera plant outdoors. It started growing what appears to be flowers. The pods near the bottom become slightly drier and eventually fall to the ground. The pods never open up like ...
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What kind of beans are these?

My wife regularly orders seeds online. When these beans showed up they were labeled "star fruit," which is clearly wrong. She planted the beans in a raised bed and they did very well. The bean pods ...
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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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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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What kind of seeds/pods are these?

I purchased these on the WISH app. They were under $1 and advertised as Monstera Seeds. I knew 100% that these were NOT monstera seeds, but had to snag them to try to figure out what they are. At ...
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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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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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