Friday Photos: I Ching No. 3 Sprouting

21 Apr

Sprouting melon seeds

The potential energy is astonishing!  Each one of these melon sprouts can become a vine that produces a dozen melons which each have hundreds of seeds in their center!  These sprouts are from one of last year’s melons, which was from seed Dad saved from the previous year.  Tomatoes can be even more prolific!

Parts of seeds:  embryo, endosperm and coat(protective layer)  Notice in the lower left corner that several seed coats cling to the new leaves.


Looking forward to the fruit of these sprouts in mid and late summer!

“Sugar Kiss”, Sand Stone Melon Co. Inc.

3 Responses to “Friday Photos: I Ching No. 3 Sprouting”

  1. oldmanatwork April 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    They look real good. You had great success considering the weather. I didn’t fare well with my peppers but Pam got a banner crop of cotton. We decided to try seeds this year but they didn’t come up so we bought plans. you have a real green thumb to be doing so well. Keep up the good work and I hope you have good success again this year. .

    • elfcroft April 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

      I keep them inside at night…For a couple more weeks 😉

  2. pimla15 April 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm #

    Lets see. 15 cotton plants produced 592 bolls, each containing approximately 28 seeds equals 16,576 seeds. Just a few more than I needed for the next crop.

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