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Hey guys, finally a different question today. I'm trying to get some seeds sprouting and I put them in paper towel (wet of course) and they've been in there for a few days and still nothing. Are they duds? Sorry for the confusion everyone, I'm not growing weed (right now), these are seeds from a really hot pepper that my cousine grows in his garden down in the states.

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Sunflower Seeds?

I have grown a large number of giant Russian sunflowers. How do I crack the seeds to release the kernels?

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Minecraft seeds

Does anybody know any good minecraft seeds?

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WANTED: tabacoo seeds

Iv always wanted to grow some and i will PAY

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How do I dry Sunflower seeds? Just cut them and let them dry on their own?Thanks?

Same as above......... How do I dry Sunflower seeds? Just cut them and let them dry on their own? In a bowl or tray, inside or outside, of course protected from the birds!! Thanks?

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Triple & double purple Moonflower seeds?

I am looking for triple and double purple Moonflower seeds. I have the white ones but would like to have seeds from the double and triple Moonflower.

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what fruit seeds can you germinate in michigan? Answered

I really want to grow fuit in my backyard but i dont know which fruits can grow in michigan.

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how can i obtain seed of roses and other plants and even indoor bamboo plants?

how can i obtain seed of roses and other plants and even indoor bamboo plants, easily at home.

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Are there any fruit trees that will grow "true" from the fruit's seeds?

For example, an apple tree grown from the seed of an apple from the grocery store will have a very small probability of ever producing an edible apple. Are there any varieties of fruit that can grow productive offspring from their seeds? In other words, can I go into the grocery store and buy some fruit, eat the fruit, plant the seeds, and in a few years sell fruit back to grocery store?

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Free vegetable seeds (UK)

Just an FYI for Brits who fancy stuff for free; you can get a pack of free seeds by signing up at http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/digin/ They're not super-exciting, but they're free, and there are some interesting recipes that use the vegetables. (You have to give your postal address to get the seeds, but not your email address.)

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Growing roses from seeds

I have a pair of nice, perfumed roses that are getting quite old now. This season one of them produced a nice fruit containing 8 seeds. It is a light pink variety and I also obtained some seeds from a white perfumed rose. Last time I did this was with my grandfather and I was still a little kid LOL The common way of multiplying your roses is by grafting them onto a fresh stem of some wild or low quality roses. The reason for this is quite simple: A "manufacturered rose" is usually designed to look pretty and show certain other features, but not be a strong plant. When using seeds it all comes down to how strong the original mother rose was, not the stock it was crafted on. In some cases you end up with a little bush rose in other cases with something that grows so high that the stem will break in strong winds. But for the lucky few cases that do work good you are paid off with a beautiful new rose. For next couple of weeks the seeds will stay in the fridge to aid germination but if it works out I will take pics of the progress and document it all in an Instructable - but it will be about a year to finnish as roses grow slow from seeds. If I don't forget it again I will also show how to graft one rose onto another to get a bush with different varieties in one.

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Project for Children

I am looking to do a fairly simple children's gardening project at a Green Fair that is being held in March.  In the past, the group has had the kids transplant seedlings.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I think that there must be much better "quick" projects.

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Seed Bomb Vending Machine

Seed bombs are little balls of clay, compost, and seeds that you can toss into a vacant lot to try and get some new plants to grow. It's a guerrilla gardening technique and you can see how to make one here. If you just want to pick one up and live in San Francisco you can now buy them from a vending machine. These were designed by Common Studio from LA and repurpose old gumball machines with the benefits going to Project H Design. First Seedbomb Vending Machine Lands in San Francisco!

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Where to buy tobacco seeds

Hi everyone hates the rising prices of our luxurys so i have done some research and found out that growing your own tobacco IS NOT ILEGAL my question is can you buy tobacco seeds over the counter anywhere in the south west ??? someone please help me lol Cheers Darren

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Growing Tomatoes from Seed ?

I am looking for an article on How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed written by a user name (???)cat(?????).  I am able to find this article on Google , however, I am unable to get a downloaded PDF file as a Pro Membership to your site says I can do.  How do I find this article ???

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Growing pumpkins primarily FOR THE SEED. What variety do you recommend? Answered

Is there a particular variety of Pumpkin that produces large, plump seeds for roasting?  

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Germinating Apple Seeds? Answered

Has anyone here ever successfully germinated seeds from store-bought apples? if yes, how should I proceed?

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How to make seed counter with arduino

I want to seed a number that counts the number of seeds. Also, the number of seeds counted, if the number entered by the kaypad was equal, then a relay would be illuminated.

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is there anything special that should be done to seeds/beans (from my own plants) before planting them?

I plan to plant a bunch of different veggie plants in my backyard and have been shopping for cheap organic seeds. i have a bunch of them and have started growing them in an indoor greenhouse, but for later as i replant i was wondering if i need to do anything with the beans or other seeds before just putting them into the pots.

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How to start poppies from seed?

I'm hoping to get info on starting poppies from seeds. Some questions are: What temperatures are best to start the seeds? Is it best to stratify the seeds first? I have been told to plant seeds where they won't be moved-for moving them can kill em. A few years ago I had to remove poppy plant because it was growing in line of septic line-which had to be replaced. So this was apparently true as to why I lost it! I think it must have re-seeded itself and kept coming back every year. Since I have been trying to start more with not much success. Thanks

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learning to create pictures with seed beads

I want to learn to create art using seed beads and I don't know where to begin.  By art, I mean actual pictures that you would hang on your walls like you may have seen done with m&ms or jelly beans lol.  I hope someone can lead me in the right direction.  I don't know if you use fabric or tear away paper or what, I just know I want to learn to do it.  Thank you, Alison

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seed germination process in water without soil ? Answered

Hello , I am reading about hydroponic system. How do I start tomatoes from seed. . I did not want to germinate seed in soil and then Put into water. Is it possible ?

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Where's a good place to buy alfalfa seeds online? Answered

My brother and I are attempting to sprout alfalfa seeds for a healthier diet, but we can't find a good place to order the seeds online. please help?

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Does anyone know of a hand held seed planter?

We'd like a seed planter which spaces different sizes of seeds for easier and more consistent planting.

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How do I make a clasp for a seed bead bracelet?

I mean the type that is a round ball of seed beads one end and loops at the other?

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Seedbank = Arctic Bunker

Norway has built a pretty awesome1 seed storage facility over 400 feet under a frozen arctic mountain. Further chilled by air conditioners to reach -0.4F, the seeds should be safe for up to 1000 years. Hooray for biodiversity!From an AP article:The vault will serve as a backup for hundreds of other seed banks worldwide. It has the capacity to store 4.5 million seed samples from around the world and shield them from man-made and natural disasters.Dug into the permafrost of the mountain, it has been built to withstand an earthquake or a nuclear strike.The seeds are packed in silvery foil containers -- as many as 500 in each sample -- and placed on blue and orange metal shelves inside three 32-foot-by-88-foot storage chambers. Each vault can hold 1.5 million sample packages of all types of crop seeds, from carrots to wheat.1Did you see Alien vs. Predator? Remember the big Antarctic bunker/pyramid? The Norwegians clearly did too.

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Need tips on starting Lantana from seed?

I have tried starting seeds in paper towels dampened and directly in potting soil inside the house and no luck starting them. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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can you help me start a hanging basket from seeds?

I have some seeds and want to start a hanging tomato basket and don't know how to sart it with the seeds.   PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GMO sun flower seeds, how can I tell? Answered

Hi fellow instrucablers, I planted some sunflowers a while ago and recently I collected the seeds from the flowers and replanted them.  The original seeds were from a packet which I threw away.  I've planted the new seeds and it's been a week and the haven't sprouted, I'm not sure if I was really unlucky or if the seeds have been genetically modified in order for them not to grow new plants.   I still have some seeds left over so I was wondering if there was anyway to tell if they have been modified somehow. Thanks a ton Sirnoodlehe

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How do you germinate amaryllis Minerva seeds? Answered

I have have Amaryllis Minerva seeds from my plant and I was wondering how to get them to germinate and grow.I don't want to waste them. I heard you can use water to get them to germinate. I live in Portland, Oregon if that helps.

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Does anybody know where to buy whole dodder seed that will germinate?

I need to buy dodder seed to study the effects of different chemicals on the way it grows.  Unfortunately it is illegal to sell whole dodder seed in the U.S.A. due to the fact that it is a noxious weed.

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I need a cheap fast growing pot plant for science experiment? Answered

Hi everyone. Recently I have got a school assignment for the holidays that requires to make changes to a organisms environment, and make observations and write a report about what affect the changes have on the organism. I have decided to see how dayley water amounts affect a plant species. I am planning on setting up a planter box, with many divisions. I will then give plants more water than others, form dry to completely saturated. I will be measuring the plants heights dayley, and also be comparing the root systems of them after the experiment has completed. The aim is to see how the plants adapt and find the optimum water content. I need to decide on a common, available, cheap plant, that will grow fast enough that I will get some decent results over the 2 week holidays. Any ideas?

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Will persimmon trees breed true from seed?

There is a persimmon tree nearby with fruit a little bigger than most. Can I just use the seeds, or do I have to cut a branch and make it root? I know apples don't breed true from seeds, but I don't know about persimmons.

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Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool

This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required.Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds!Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin!The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads.The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. VISIT US AT: http://www.beadspinner.net

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Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool

Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required. Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds! Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin! The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads. The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. Please visit us at: www.beadspiner.net beads beading bead spinner beadspinner spin-n-bead DIY crafts knitting crochet fiber jewelry

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Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool

Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required.Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds!Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin!The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads.The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. Please visit us at: www.beadspinner.net beads beading bead spinner beadspinner spin-n-bead DIY crafts knitting crochet fiber jewelry

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Energy Seed Desk Lamp pdf files

Hi a few weeks ago there was a desk lamp that used old batteries AA and i D/L the instructions and then deleted the file from my machine. I later discovered there are a couple of templates i need to build it and have looked every where i know to and can not find them. Anyone have any suggestions on how i can get these THANKS

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Where can I find Nepenthes hamata or its seeds?

I am interested in growing one of these pitcher plants.

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HELP! when ever I start seeds indoors they get all spindly and die, What am I doing wrong?

After my seeds sprout they shoot up a couple of inches and are so thin they fall over and die, what can i do to save them? I plant the seeds in sprouting trays from the nursery, and cover with a thin layer of soil, can i do something different? Please help

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I WANT TO SEE/KNOW THE MACHINE/PROCESS OF HOW SUNFLOWER SEEDS ARE MANUFACTURED FOR RETAIL.?

How do you de-shell sunflower seeds for mass quanities?

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Need some answers on oranges... Answered

This summer (I think, I really cannot remember) I set up a propagator to grow some bamboo seeds I bought off eBay- Instructable coming soon on this topic- and then off the success of my bamboo seeds, I stuck a few orange seeds in as well. They grew alright, they're pretty huge now and I just re-potted them today into new, higher quality soil etc. Whilst doing this I discovered that each seed (I only had to successfully grown seeds) had spouted two saplings. So when re-potting I found out I didn't actual have 2 strange orange saplings but 4 of them with totally independent root systems. Albeit Two out of the four had not been receiving as much light as the others so there are two huge dominant saplings and the two smaller ones that grew in their shadow.  Is it normal for orange trees to grow two sprouts from one seed? I haven't tried growing them before so I don't know. Or have I got magical seeds, or a divine calling to grow plants? ;) Any help would be great,   Tom

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Where does a calculator get a random seed from? Answered

Most, if not all, scientific and graphing calculators have a #RAND button on them, this generally generates a random number between 0 and 1 (I think). Now, as we all (might) know, a calculator is a computer, and thus thinks in logic and cannot generate a truly random number, and, as we also (might) know, any pseudo-random number generated has to come from a seed value. Some things take it from the time and date, others from the time between a user's input, I have even heard stories of a program asking a used to 'bash wildly on the keyboard like a monkey'. So my question is this: Where does my calculator get its seed value from?By the way, I cut it into paragraphs to make it more readable

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