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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Starting From Seed

Gymnosperms , meaning naked ... and Sperm meaning seed....
Plants didn't always produce seeds.  Millions of years ago, when the world was mostly water, ( maybe after the flood just my thoughts)   swamp or just plain wet, terrestrial spore-producing plants like ferns and mosses were supreme because they used water to facilitate reproduction.  Once the continents began to drift apart and land rose, the earth's climate began to fluctuate.  The seasons were born.  Seed-bearing plants were one adaption to these drier conditions.  Scientists divide these higher plants into 2 groups: The Gymnosperms , meaning naked ... and Sperm meaning seed.
to read more go to starting from seed  from the  Brooklyn Botanic Garden
http://www.bbg.org/gardening/article/getting_started_with_seeds