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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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Water with a fine hose, cover with a sheet of glass or plastic and leave to germinate. When large enough for transplanting in May, give them some support to scramble up - a simple teepee of bamboo sticks is ideal.
Sow on surface of the compost but don't cover as they need light to germinate. Try to water from beneath to prevent damping off - a fungal disease they are prone to.
diff spores to the contents in order to find out how the bacterium may germinate and grow in an actual gut environment.
The hydrated seeds were spread between two moist muslin cloths over a metal tray and were allowed to germinate for 24 h at 25 C [12].
Beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Swiss chard, eggplant, pumpkin, squash, tomato, turnip and watermelon each can be expected to germinate after four years if stored under favorable conditions.
(if the seeds germinate in the refrigerator, sow them immediately.) Sow the seeds in 3-inch pots, and provide bottom heat of about 60 degrees.
Following Swaine & Whitmore (1988), seeds of pioneer species can only germinate in forest clearings or open areas, where the sunlight reaches the ground at least in part of the day.
Seeds with morphological dormancy have small, differentiated embryos that need time to develop before a seed can start to germinate (Baskin & Baskin, 2004).
Ben Piper, Manchester CAROL: The pips of most citrus fruit are reasonably easy to germinate.
When transferred to plant growth regulator-free agar medium, embryogenic calli differentiated into SEs, most of which could germinate but developed abnormally.
It took almost a month to successfully get the seeds germinate, but after understanding their specific requirements, they could be germinated in four days," Dr Al Rawahy added.