Today I’ve been learning about: Seeds! And growing them!
So I’ve been doing a bit of gardening. Channelling Rudy I’d have to say it’s 40/70 in favour of patience over fun. It’s so amazing to see something come from nothing. So this is my learning topic for today.
To my knowledge, all flowering plants produce seeds in one way or another. There are, however, other plants that use spores instead of seeds to reproduce, and others that will use ‘Rhizomes’ (underground) or ‘Stolons’ (aboveground, generally) which are horizontal roots e.g. runners. Think strawberries.
Seeds develop surprisingly—well, surprising to me—like an egg. They contain an embryo within nutritive tissue of which it gains enough nutrients to grow into a seedling. Then external sources like soil, light and water take over the job of providing nutrients to the plant.
This is why you can observe seeds germinating on their own on a cotton bud, for example.
In conclusion: Botany is cool, daddio.