Planting the Seeds of Value in Hearing Care

Every reliable seed house can count on good seed; but even so, there is a great risk in the seeds. A seed may look fine, but it doesn’t have enough vitality, or strength, to produce a strong plant.

If you save seeds from your own plants, you can choose carefully. Suppose you save the seeds of a daisy plant. What flowers will you decide on? Now it’s not just the flowers that you have to consider, but the whole plant. Why? Because the plant is weak and irregular can produce one delicate flower. Looking at that one exquisite flower, you think about the countless number of equally beautiful plants that you would grow from seed. But most likely not the seed will produce a plant like the parent plant.

So in the selection of seeds all plants must be considered. Is sturdy, strong, well-shaped and symmetrical; does it have a good amount of interest? This is a question to ask in seed selection.

If you happen to have the chance to visit the nursery, you will see here and there a flower with a string tied around it. These are the flowers selected for seed. If you look at the entire plant carefully, you will be able to see the points the gardener remembers when he does his selection work.

In seed selection, size is another thing to keep in mind. Now we don’t know how to say anything about the plants from which this particular set of seeds came from. So we have to give all our thoughts to the seed itself. It’s pretty clear that there are several options; some are much larger than others; some are much fatter, too. By all means choose the largest and most complete seed. The reason is this: When you crack a nut and this is also very clear, inside the nut you see what looks like a small plant. That’s how it is. Under the right conditions for development this ‘little man’ grows into the pea plant you know so well.

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This tiny plant must depend on its initial growth on food stored in the two halves of the bean seed. For this purpose food is stored. Peanuts are not full of food and goodness for you and me to eat, but for small bean plants to eat. So if we choose large seeds, we have chosen a greater amount of food for the plantlets. These tiny plantlets feed on this stored food until the roots are ready to do their job. So if the seeds are small and thin, the first food supply is insufficient, there is a possibility of losing the small plant.

You may want to know the name of this food pantry. Called cotyledons if there is only one part, cotyledons if two. Thus we are helped in the classification of plants. Some plants that have cones such as pine have multiple cotyledons. But most plants have one or two cotyledons.

From large seeds emerge the strongest plantlets. That is the reason why it is better and safer to choose large seeds. This is the exact same case with weak children.

Often there are other problems in the seeds we buy. The problem is impurity. The seeds are sometimes mixed with other seeds that are similar in shape making it impossible to detect fraud. Very bad business, right? The seeds may be unclean. Pieces of foreign bodies with large seeds are very easy to find. One can only take the seeds and make them clean. What is meant by clean is free from foreign objects. But if a small seed is not clean, it is very difficult, almost impossible, to keep it clean.

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The third thing to pay attention to in seeds is viability. We know from our testing that seeds that look fine may not develop at all. There’s a reason. The seeds may have been picked before they were ripe or ripe; they may have been frozen; and they may be too old. The seed retains its viability, or reproducibility, for several years and then becomes useless. There are viability limits in different years for different seeds.

From seed testing we know the percentage of seed germination. Now if this percentage is low, don’t waste time planting such seeds except for small seeds. You immediately question that statement. Why does seed size make a difference? This is the reason. When small seeds are planted they are usually sown in drills. Most amateurs sow the seeds very thickly. So the seeds are planted in large numbers. And enough seeds germinated and emerged from planting so close. So quantity replaces quality.

But take the case of large seeds, such as corn for example. Corn is planted just far apart and a few seeds in one place. With a planting method such as

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