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the region of an embryo or seedling below the cotyledons
one of a seed's first leaves
^ what you eat when you make sprouts or microgreens.
It's why the soil for microgreens doesn't need to be nutritious, and why sprouts are said to "unlock" nutrients.
The seed provides all the sugars and nutrients needed to grow those first leaves, so the plant can start eating sunlight and begin growing in earnest. The hypocotyl is the first searching limb that emerges from the seed, looking for the sun.
Think of all the processing it takes to make grains nutritious, sometimes we ground them up super fine, we cook them for long periods of time, sometimes we soak them, all to unlock the food in the seed to make it available to our own metabolisms.
How I'm trying to "save" "store" the new word:
soya hypocotyl are tasty in stir fries.
I like the photos of @fiona chestnut hypocotyl
What can I do for you? What’s wrong? Not enough what, sunlight? Warmth? Space?
Worried: LOW TURGOR PRESSURE??? Oh no why…
Update: Took babies off the windowsill, I think it’s too cold during the night.
Looking good! Okay I’m going to school.
Hopefully they’ll have enough sunlight like this. Mommy kisses goodnight.
First time propagating basil and sage from cuttings
4 longer and 7 shorter cuttings from the mother plant.
- Cut right under the leaf node
- Removed lower leafs
- Put all cuttings into water
- Left mother plants still in soil
- Eaten the rest with pasta, does this count as First Harvest? Semi feels like it
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