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How much water does a seed need to germinate?

How much water does a seed need to germinate?

Zilvinas 09/09/2016 0
Seeds need evenly moist soil to germinate. In soggy soils, the seeds become waterlogged and can't receive oxygen. They eventually rot and die. In dry soils, the seed coats remain hard so the seed can't germinate. Check the soil daily by sticking your finger in it. It should feel moist 1/2 to 1 inch below the soil surface. Indoor Conditions • After planting seeds indoors in seed trays, mist the soil lightly with a spray bottle filled with water. Cover the seed trays with plastic wrap and set the...
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How to germinate seeds fast?

How to germinate seeds fast?

Zilvinas 30/06/2016 0
A gardener wanting to get a few days head start on their planting can germinate the seeds in the house and then plant only the ones that sprout. This gives 100% germination rates, plus gives gardeners a harvest a few days earlier. This technique works with any plant that grows from seed. PLEASE NOTE: it will not work on seeds with pre-treatment needed. 1. Lay paper toweling on the glass dish or plate. Metal should not be used because it can rust in just a few days and ruin the pan. 2. Pour seed...
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How does a seed germinate?

How does a seed germinate?

Zilvinas 14/04/2016 0
Plants that grow from seed pack little miniatures of themselves and a collection of chemicals into these casings. Flowering plants and fruits grow seeds inside the fruit or in pods that ripen and fall from the parent plant at the end of the growing season. Inside each seed is a collection of chemicals and hormones designed to nourish and protect the tiny plant, developed over a long period by the plant's adaptation to climate. The embryonic plant is protected by the seed's hull. All seeds contai...
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Why to Soak seeds and How?

Why to Soak seeds and How?

Zilvinas 28/03/2016 0
Soaking seeds before planting is an old-time gardener’s trick that many new gardeners are not aware of. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Let’s look at the reasons for soaking seeds and how to soak seeds.Reasons for Soaking Seeds What happens to seeds when you soak them? Why should you soak your seeds? The short answer is because your seeds were designed to be abused. Mother Nature is not kind to a little seed...
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How to pre-treat seed? Stratification

How to pre-treat seed? Stratification

Zilvinas 22/03/2016 0
PRE-TREATMENT REQUIRED. What does it mean? Seed Stratification: Seed stratification is a time for moist seeds to sit preparing to germinate. Many seeds require a cold stratification period in order to germinate while some require a warm stratification prior to the cold stratification. Cold stratification is at the temperature of  +1-+6 Degrees C (34-41 Degrees F), while warm stratification is at the temperature of +20-30 degrees C (68-86 degrees F). When a seed requires both a warm and cold stra...
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Seed Starting Times: When To Start Seeds For Your Garden

Seed Starting Times: When To Start Seeds For Your Garden

Zilvinas 15/03/2016 0
Spring has sprung — or nearly — and it’s time to start your garden. But when to start seeds? The answer depends upon your zone. Zones are determined by the Departments of Agriculture. They separate the zones according to temperature. It is important to know the proper times for starting plants from seed. This will enhance germination and help ensure healthy vigorous plants. Keep reading for some seed starting tips. Starting Plants from Seed Some plants are best started indoors and grown for tra...
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Cheap Seed Starting – How To Germinate Seeds At Home

Cheap Seed Starting – How To Germinate Seeds At Home

Zilvinas 06/03/2016 0
Many people will tell you that one of the most expensive parts of gardening is buying the plants. The best way to avoid this problem is to simply grow your own plants from seeds. Once you learn how to germinate seeds, you will always be able to have cheap plants. It is easy to get started with cheap seed starting. Let’s look at how to germinate seeds. How to Germinate Seeds Start with seeds that are less than 2 years old, a soilless seed starting medium of some kind and a container that can hel...
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Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum zeylanicum Chill Out mix) 300 seeds (#1983) New
Clusters of attractive, refined, dainty little flowers, loved by bees and butterflies. With a lo..
1.49€
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Nasturtium (Tropaeolum Majus Prince Charming) 25 seeds (#1982) New
Colourful flowers with a cheeky accent to each petal, are produced in abundance on compact plant..
1.79€
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Plume Poppy (Macleaya Cordata) 30 seeds (#509) New
Very rapid spreading, very tall perennial native to China and Japan.Plume-poppy is cultivated as..
0.79€
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Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia Californica Ivory Castle) 300 seeds (#1981) New
Easy to grow, enchanting creamy white flowers flourish over finely cut foliage. Lovely in annual..
1.19€
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Virginia Stock (Malcolmia Maritima Spring Sparkle) 750 seeds (#1980) New
Easy to grow with a delicate sweet scent.Delicate rose flowers mature to a lilac blue. Grow in b..
1.45€
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Nasturtium (Tropaeolum Majus Golden Jewel) 30 seeds (#1979) New
The vivid flowers stand out like golden beacons against the rich, green foliage of the compact, ..
1.29€
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