Culturing Nuts to Produce Flowers and Endpoints
Seeds are a very important aspect of plant life. Without seeds plants could not grow and reproduce. The common seed is a living plant enclosed in an outer protective cover. The production of the seed is a part of the reproductive process in many seed forming plants, such as the gymnosperm, cotyledonem and angiosperm plants, plus the phalaenopsis and aeroplast plants.
The seeds are enclosed in an exosphere, a thin hard shell that protects and contains the seeds. The exosphere itself consists of a single cell containing the genetic information in determining the characteristics of the plant. The other two parts of seeds are called the prothalliums and the endosperm. The exosphere is made of a hard, fluid-filled cell that is actually a seed. The endosperm is a tubular, thin, powdery material that holds the grains of seed.
There are many seeds in a bean plant. All the seeds are contained in a bean's exosphere. This outer protective covering is also what makes it hard to find beans and harder to harvest. The bean's endosperm grows in a bean's lower surface.
Like many seeds, nuts are protected by a hard outer sheath. A peanut's sheath serves as a detergent for the seeds. It traps the moisture that would otherwise wash away the seeds.
One of the benefits of saving seeds is the ability to have continuous food supply throughout the year. This is because the seeds stay dry until the plant starts growing. Many gardeners store their seeds at about five degrees below room temperature. The seeds are sealed in glass or plastic capsules that are placed in a special seed saving container.
The seeds need to be germinating before planting. Germination is the process in which a plant forms a living embryo. The seeds are placed in small containers and left out in the sun. Because the heat is drying the plant, it will need to soak up the water that it needs to start growing.
Once the seed has soaked up the water, it will need to form an embryo. When this happens the embryo grows into a tiny plant. The stem will grow out and the new plant will emerge from the other end of the stem. This entire cycle will take place in just a few hours. If you wait too long the seeds will dry out and the plant won't form an embryo.
If you want to plant a bean that is already germinating, you can leave the seeds in the sun for two weeks. When the plants start to sprout they will be larger than normal seeds. After the seeds are large enough you can transplant them to a small plastic basket. Once the plant embryo is placed into the basket, it will need to be covered with a damp piece of cloth. This process will help to ensure that the plant's moisture stays within it so that it can grow into a new plant.
To transfer seeds to flowering plants you should remove the ovule from its stem. You can do this by hand or with a net. Remove about one inch of the ovule to allow it to swell. You should then crush the remaining seeds in your hand to get them ready for transfer to the recipient.
To make sure the nuts are safely transferred to the recipient, cover the container with a paper towel or coffee filter. If the seeds aren't allowed to fully swell you risk the seeds becoming contaminated. To ensure the nuts don't become contaminated you should cover the container with another paper towel or coffee filter.
To use your new nut as a food source you should heat it. Heat cooking destroys enzymes that can destroy the proteins in seeds. Heat also alters the starch molecules in nuts making it hard for nuts to pass through the digestive system. Heat also destroys some of the oil contained in nuts, making it less beneficial for cooking. Heat also weakens the cell walls of the seeds so they can't transport their nutrients throughout the body.
Transfer your seeds to a small plastic container that is sealed and labeled with a tag that reads, "These Aren't Nutrients. They're Cancer survivors." The small plastic container will be used as a control during the transplant process. The transplant will take approximately two weeks to complete depending on the size of the seed coat. Your plant will continue to grow for the first four to six months of new life.