Germinating Native SeedAustralian plants have evolved over thousands of years to respond to a variety of climatic extremes, from fires, to droughts to floods as well as being grazed by native animals.
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Australian plants have developed various adaptations so that the seeds of which can grow in the most suitable environment for that species of plant to survive.
So what are some of the treatments to break native seed dormancy?
But what other tricks are there?
So let’s find out more.
PLAY: Germinating native seeds pt 2_20th May 2022
I'm talking with Steve McGrane, horticulturist and agriculturist.
I hope that’s given you some idea about perhaps why some of the native seeds are more difficult to germinate than regular seeds.
In fact not everything germinates the same way, and here lies the problem.
That’s why a bit of research into the seed type you’re trying to germinate goes a long way.
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