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germinate

(jûr′mə-nāt′)
v. germi·nated, germi·nating, germi·nates
v.tr.
To cause to sprout or grow.
v.intr.
1. To begin to sprout or grow.
2. To come into existence: An idea germinated in his mind.

ger′mi·na′tion n.
ger′mi·na′tive adj.
ger′mi·na′tor n.
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Lettuce and leafy greens, however, need cool weather to germinate, she says.
Helianthus paradoxus apparently has both a transient seed bank (seeds germinate the first year after dispersal) and a persistent seed bank (seeds do not germinate until more than one year after dispersal), at least in the soils of the Diamond Y Spring Preserve in west Texas (Coteff 2000).
I'M having difficulty getting parsley to germinate.
We are all tempted by the coloured illustrations on the packet, but when we get home we read the small print, which says the seeds need four weeks to germinate at 70 *F and we should have sown the packet last month.
All three seem to germinate well on peat-based composts and I cover with a layer of grit or, in the case of Cyclamen, vermiculite.
If the ground is moist, it should germinate very quickly - but during dry conditions it may be necessary to irrigate the soil before sowing your seed.
The seed itself is very hard and seems to take a long time to soften up to the point where it can germinate.
AThe seeds germinate more readily with bottom heat, but you could use a heated propagator.
In normal strains of the plant, pollen grains settle on a flower's stigma and germinate, sending out tubes that burrow through various tissues before each tube makes its way to an ovule--one of many egg-bearing regions in a flower's ovary.
The most common mistake when planting wildflower seeds is not getting rid of the existing weed and native grass seeds that are in the soil and germinate along with the wildflowers," says Michael Landis, president of the Wildflower Seed Company in St.
As soon as they germinate, transfer this small cube into the larger two inch cube which has been made with the 3/4 inch insert.
Germinate seeds such as begonias and pelargoniums on windowsill indoors or in the greenhouse.