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An overview of seed propagation

Seed propagation generally refers to the production of a large amount of plants and that too without involving much costs and expenses. The normal time period that is taken by various plants in order to develop from seeds is a bit longer. Also, the plants that are developed from seeds take longer durations of time in order to reach the maturity level as compared to the plants that are vegetative propagated but the time cost in the former process compensates for all the costs that are required to carry on the vegetative propagation.

The very fact that some plants do not develop greatly from the seeds and also that two seedlings are not always alike can actually add great enthusiasm and interest to this seed propagation method. The different variations among the seedlings help in enabling the plant breeders to give various latest varieties of plants. Seed propagation is not a difficult method but it involves careful handling and management of eth various germination conditions and basic knowledge about the different seed requirements of the varied species.

Method involved for seed propagation

This seed propagation includes the union of female egg with the male pollen in order to produce the desired seed. As the seed is created with the combination of three major parts i.e. the food reserve, embryo and outer seed coating, it is necessary to pay attention to all the three sectors in order to get the best possible seed from eth technique of seed propagation. When the seed becomes mature and is put in a good atmosphere, it will germinate in the best possible extent or start its active growth.

Seed propagation – a popular method

Seed propagation is a widely used method of producing different types of new plants. The various advantages that one can enjoy due to the highly useful method are those of transmitting of fewer diseases, economical costs, less personal attempts and efforts required and easy storage of seeds for longer durations of time. However, there are some seeds that are not used for the propagation method due to some of the disadvantages they offer which includes longer time period involved in seed germination or requirement of physical abrasion.

There are various commercial seed firms that do excellent efforts in order to develop the plant cultivars uniformly in the flower color. In case of hybridizing, these cultivars go to greater costs in order to make sure that the crosses will rear true every time. When a person buys a hybrid seed, he or she is basically planting the very first parental generation cross.

As the sizes of seeds may range from a little petunia seed to a large coconut, all of these seeds mainly have the similar basic structure of the endosperm, embryo and seed coat. The main requirements that are needed to carry on a successful method of seed propagation includes a well-drained and clean germinating seed, sufficient moisture level, light environment and a suitable temperature. There are various germinating seed species that are equipped with good temperature and moisture level need to have the germination process within the time frame of 1 to 8 sowing weeks.

So, with the large number of propagation methods available, one can easily carry out the process and get the seeds of their requirements and choice.

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