Attractive Seed Pod Plant: Growing Plants That Have Pretty Seeds
Growing Plants With Pretty Seeds
The name “Pretty” refers to the fact that these plants have pretty seeds. These plants have beautiful flowers with colorful seeds. They look like they belong together but actually they don’t.
Some of them grow in the same place and some of them grow very far away from each other.
You might wonder why they differ so much?
Because there are different kinds of seeds out there! There are many types of seed which vary in size, shape, color and smell too! The most common type of seeds are those that come from grasses. Grass seeds are small and round. They usually have one or two white dots on their surface. Other types of seeds include sunflower, clover, dandelion, poppy and others. If you want to grow something similar to these plants then you need to choose the right kind of seed!
How To Identify Beautiful Seed Pods?
You can learn a lot about a plant by looking at its seed. Take grasses for example, they all have the same general shape and size. If you want to grow grasses then you will need to learn how to identify them. The best way is to observe a number of different plants that you think might be grasses. Note their sizes and shapes so that you can recognize them even when they are not in flower. Once you are confident that you can recognize them then you can try to harvest some seeds.
Everyone knows what a sunflower looks like, but did you know that most of them have two kinds of flowers?
The yellow petals that we all know and love make up the ‘female’ part of the flower which produces the seeds. The other type, usually green in color, is smaller than the main petal and contains the ‘male’ parts of the flower. These flowers are known as ‘anthers’ because they contain the pollen. The ‘head’ of a sunflower swells up to hold these two types of flowers.
To grow your own sunflower you will need one the big, yellow type with lots of seeds in it!
If you look at other kinds of flower you may notice that some of them have different shapes. There are slender pointed ones and fat, round ones too. Each type of flower produces a different shaped seed so it is important to know what each one looks like.
If you look at tiny seeds under a microscope you will see that every one is unique. There are no two seeds in the world that are exactly alike, just like people! These ‘little’ seeds are known as ‘dust’ seeds because of how small they are.
You may not think that they are very special but some of them contain powerful medicines inside them! You can find out more about these special seeds if you keep reading!
You may have seen some very small seeds that look like they are woven together. These are known as ‘tassel’ seeds. They are called this because they come from the top of a corn plant, also known as a ‘tassel.’ You can find out more about growing these plants further on in this article!
The ‘buttercup’ family is another one that contains small, round seeds. They can vary in color from green to yellow and orange. Many of these plants grow wild in meadows, fields and forests.
They are easy to find if you go looking for them!
One of the most interesting types of small seed is the ‘poppy’ seed. These are covered in a soft fur that helps them to float out of the fruit so that they can grow into new plants. Once they find themselves in a nice patch of soil the seeds sprout easily and quickly grow into strong, sturdy plants.
You can tell a lot about what kind of plant a seed comes from just by looking at it. If you pay attention to the seeds that you eat you are sure to learn a lot about plants!
Soil, Sunshine, Water and Air: The Basic Ingredients For Your Garden!
Before you start collecting seeds you should prepare your garden site. You can use an old garbage can or any kind of container as a starter pot for your seeds. A small patch of soil in your backyard will also do if you don’t want to go to the trouble of moving the container.
You are ready to collect seeds! It is best to start with plants that are easy to grow and that will give you a good feeling when you harvest them. You can use some of the seeds to plant again next year, and some you can eat right away!
You will need to plant your seeds in a sunny place. If you have a window in your kitchen you can sit the container there or if you have a sunny ledge on your porch you can put it there. Make sure that it gets lots and lots of sun!
Your seeds will need water to sprout. You can water them with a sprinkler can, using a small watering can or by putting the pot in a bucket of water for ten minutes each day.
Because your seeds need air to sprout you will need to poke little holes in the top of the container with a pencil. Do not poke so many holes that the container falls apart though!
Once your seeds are in their pots all you have to do is be patient and watch them grow. Keep the soil moist and make sure that they get lots of sun. It can take a few days for some seeds to sprout while others may take as long as a month.
When you see little green ‘leaves’ poking out of the soil or little buds emerging from the seeds, that means they are ready to be planted in their final growing place!
You will need to choose where you want to grow your plants. You can either put them in the ground or in pots. If you have a backyard you can plant them directly into the soil.
If you don’t have a backyard then try to find a nice patch of bare earth somewhere on your block.
Sources & references used in this article:
From seed to plant by G Gibbons – 2018 – books.google.com
Collecting and handling seeds of wild plants by NT Mirov, CJ Kraebel – 1939 – books.google.com
The tiny seed by E Carle – 1970 – books.google.com
Factors affecting the germination of orchid seeds by J Arditti – The Botanical Review, 1967 – Springer
In vitro plant regeneration from protocorms-like bodies (PLBs) and callus of Phalaenopsis gigantea (Epidendroideae: Orchidaceae) by A Niknejad, MA Kadir, SB Kadzimin – African Journal of Biotechnology, 2011 – ajol.info
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