- How can you tell whether a seed is dormant, quiescent
(viable) or dead?
- How should a gardener store his/her seeds from year to
- Can a gardener use seeds from the previous season in the
garden? What do you recommend?
- Imagine that one of your gardener friends wants to grow
a lot of produce in a small space. She decides to plant her seeds twice as
thickly as the package recommends so that she�ll have twice as many plants,
and hence, twice as high yields. Is this a good idea?
- Is seed dormancy a characteristic valued by gardeners?
- John decides to plant lettuce and corn in his garden.
After preparing the soil he digs two trenches, each two inches deep, and the
length of each row. In one row he places corn seeds and covers them with
soil. In the other row he plants lettuce. Will his garden be successful?
- Fred and Sue can�t wait to plant their garden. As soon
as the snow melts and the grass greens up they dig up their garden and plant
their three favorite foods � radishes, tomatoes and melons. Will their garden
- Describe the process for planting and transplanting
- Identity the criteria required for seed germination.
What is the function of each and how does it affect germination?
- Identify some mechanisms by which seeds are able to
maintain a dormant state.
- Why don�t seeds germinate inside an orange or
- How is beer-making related to seed germination?
- Matilda removed
some seeds from an apple and planted them. They never germinated.
Why not? Could she have done anything to induce germination?
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