Plants – Quick Grow!

I’m a firm believer in nicking and soaking large seeds for twenty-four hours to facilitate quicker sprouting. This year a few of my moonflower seeds, prepped by the nick/soak method, began growing while they were still soaking.

While the seeds were still in the water a small sprig of green emerged from the nicked area of the seed coat. Within a few days of soaking, the entire seed burst and a shoot emerged and began to grow.

The labels in the pot are the same makeshift markers I used last year: old window blinds snapped off into small pieces and labeled with a Sharpie marker.

Tomato seedlings are also growing fast. Today, every small hair on the stem and leaves was shiny in the brilliant sunshine. Did you know the hair on plants is called trichomes? It amused me to read that trichomes on plants are just as diverse as human hair.

“Trichomes can run the gamut in structure, appearance, and texture. Some trichomes are frail, some coarse; some are branched like tree limbs, others star-shaped; some are long and straight, others are short and curly.” Indiana Public Media

6 thoughts on “Plants – Quick Grow!

    1. Timelesslady

      😃 They work great don’t they. They are very durable too. The lettering had faded away, but I found some in my garden from last year still in perfect condition.

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  1. Star shaped trichomes- I am yet to see that in human hair- maybe I need to look more for such.
    I wish I could do the nicking and seeding . You have had good success with the seedlings. What do the moonflower flowers look like ?
    Susie

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    1. Timelesslady

      They are gorgeous Susie! They have large white flowers a bit like a morning glory trumpet shape, and they open in the evening. That’s why they are called moonflowers. The scent that comes out of them is indescribable and so very sweet! I hope your vacation was wonderful. It’s good to hear from you again. Kathy

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        1. Timelesslady

          These are guaranteed moonflowers. I grew them last year and saved the seeds. They flowers are very large. They aren’t bindweed, which I think might have a white flower too. It is hard to get rid of, and I have some areas of the yard where I have to constantly weed it out.

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