A Guide to Germination and Cultivation of Seeds

Seeds are seeds that grow. The seeds of the cactus are used in Mexican chili sauce. The seeds of a sunflower are used for their edible seeds or dried as a spice. All seeds are made up of a 'life-giving' substance called the protein. A seed is a tiny embryo enclosed within a tough protective outer shell.


The formation of seeds in plants is part of the reproductive process in seedlings, the gymnosperms, including the sunflower and the cabbage. When a cactus or a seedling is not dormant but has already sprouted, then it is called an 'immature' seed. If the dormancy period has not occurred, then the seeds are called 'germ cells' or 'blastocysts' and are much smaller in size. After they have developed to a specified size they are dispersed out of the plant.

The life cycle of seeds can be divided into two parts. The first part is through the endosperm stage, when the small, wet and slippery endosperm precedes the germ cell. The germ cell is controlled by the female sex hormone estrogen and initiates the growth and development of the embryo. The embryo grows and develops until it hatches as a zygote. It is now ready to be expelled from the plant. The second stage of development is called the germ cell stage.

Plants with no visible seeds are called seedless plants. In order for seeds to germinate, they need sunlight, light and water. Plants that have no seeds do not require a direct exposure to the sun or light. So, seeds that are used in cultivating and re-invigorating seeds do not require a source of light.

There are many different kinds of seeds. They are grouped according to their color and appearance. Seeds need protection during storage, so they are coated. The coating protects the seeds from damage.

There are two coats that endosperm seeds have. One type has a thin waxy coat. This coat protects the seeds from moisture and light. The other type has a hard coat. It prevents the seeds from being damaged by frost and thawing. Seed coating plays an important role in the germination of seeds.

How do seeds germinate? How do they get to the point of germination? Seeds need a supportive environment to germinate. They need moisture, light and a temperature that will allow them to survive. When it comes to seeds, there are many different kinds. Each kind has different germination requirements.

The life cycle of seeds is very short. They are living only a few days or even just a few hours. If the conditions aren't right for new plant growth, seeds won't grow. So be sure you're planting the proper seeds.

There are three parts to growing seeds indoors. The first is when you take the tiny plant out of its container to move it outdoors. The second part is you sprout seeds from the tiny plant into a container of your choice. The third is you protect the seeds from moisture, light and thawing by covering them with a seed coat. The coat protects the seeds from these damaging elements.

Inside seeds need warmth, moisture and a temperature that will help them grow fast. Plant seeds indoors in a dark, dry place for best results. Seeds need about 35 degrees Celsius light for best growth. Do not over-light. If the light is too much, moisture will not seep through and survive.

Most plants that germinate can also survive on wind dispersal. But seedlings cannot grow unless the temperature and moisture are high enough for survival. This is usually done with plastic bags. This helps prevent the seeds from getting wet, which can hinder germination.

If you wish to give seeds to flowering plants, keep in mind that they will not do well if you do not provide them with nutrients. This can be provided in two ways - the first is with compost, and the second is with plant foods such as alfalfa. You can also provide the nutrients to seeds that you want to propagate. This means you have to buy or collect seeds from a friend or a garden center, then you can do your own replication or transfer to flowering plants.