Seeds forum: Timelapse of seed planting itself!

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 23, 2015 7:23 PM CST
I had no idea!

http://canyouactually.com/this-incredible-time-lapse-actuall...
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Onewish1
Mar 24, 2015 2:54 AM CST

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wow pretty neat
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 24, 2015 6:22 AM CST
Weird but cool!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 24, 2015 6:27 AM CST
Indeed! It's curious how that one bit of stem? keeps twirling in one direction or the other.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 24, 2015 6:42 AM CST
Geranium seeds have a tail which, when it gets wet, acts like a drill to take the seed into the soil.
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Mar 24, 2015 7:44 AM CST
I would love to know what period of time that actually covered. An hour? Four hours? It seems to be all in one day since the sun was always up
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 24, 2015 7:59 AM CST
From now on, I think I'll be surface sowing seeds with tails and let them do their thing!
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Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
Mar 24, 2015 8:04 AM CST
Wow! We're talking about a SEED here. It's not supposed to be alive. The wind is supposed to blow it or it's supposed to stick to something's fur, or it's supposed to pop off its seed head and get flung wherever. But here it's acting like--maybe like a virus or something? Half-alive? A. MAZE.D. And that reversing direction! At first I thought the tape was rewinding or something.

Good question, Jennifer. And I wish I could watch this happen with a geranium, Caroline. Do you know which types do this?
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 25, 2015 8:32 PM CST
Usually the "tail " has been removed from seeds.
It should be left on.
Some pelargoniums from other gardeners will still have the "tail".
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 25, 2015 8:37 PM CST
I always thought the tails you see on some seeds had something to do with dispersal - being wind blown and all that .. Now I know better!
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Mar 29, 2015 3:48 AM CST

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Very cool!

Karen

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