Near Arctic, Seed Vault Is a Fort Knox of Food
This week, the flagship of that effort, the Global Seed Vault near here, received its first seeds, millions of them ... plants. A number of plants, most from the tropics, do not produce seeds that can be stored. For years, a hodgepodge network of seed ...
How to grow hosta from seed
Here’s the way to grow hosta from seed. Most hostas flower, even though most people today grow them ... to plant the seeds soon after they fall. Hosta seed has a lower germination rate than most plants and fresh seed germinates better than stored seed.
How did plants come to have seeds?
Land plants evolved from ocean plants. That is, from algae. Plants are thought to have ... This stored food helps the embryo grow in the early stages of its development, and increases the young plant’s chance of survival.) And that’s how seeds evolved!
Growing with Phipps: Start collecting seeds for next year's plants
Seeds are so important to us, but they are often overlooked in our everyday lives. We grow them into beautiful flowers for our pleasure, eat them as snacks, grow them into food ... plants. Flowering plants produce seeds after an insect, a human, wind or ...
Fist-Pounding Seed Evangelist
People should be looking for answers that fit the needs that they have and the ones that can help with our food security. (You can see why my wife calls me, the "fist-pounding seed ... young plants. Once the plants are hardened, you can begin planting them.