Sprouted Pumpkin seeds indoors.
Hi! Just a quick blog this evening because I am exhausted from a long day, however, I needed to post this before heading to bed. I hope that you and your family are keeping safe.
I collected some pumpkin seeds and voila the sprout! The seeds are ready for the soil! I will be transplanting next week because tomorrow Sunday, is my rest day; although sometimes, I still end up in the garden with my mom lol, It's definitely the passion for gardening!
People often ask;
"is pumpkin a fruit or vegetable?"
Since pumpkins develop from the flowering part of a pumpkin vine, and also contain seeds, they are, in fact, a fruit! In addition to being a fruit, pumpkins also fall into the category of gourds and squash.
While pumpkins, gourds and squash are considered to be fruits from a
scientific standpoint, people within the culinary world will often still refer to them as vegetables because they are not sweet.
Vegetables, on the other hand, are the edible
portion of plants such as leaves, stems, roots, bulbs, flowers, and tubers.
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They are extremely nutrient-dense, containing high levels of vitamins and
minerals, and low in calories.
Other health benefits of pumpkins include high levels of potassium to help restore the body’s electrolyte balance, vitamin C to keep your immune system strong and fiber to
help you feel fuller longer!
Seeds remain dormant or inactive until conditions are right for germination. All
seeds need water, oxygen, and proper temperature in order to germinate. Animation of Germination Some seeds require proper light also. Some germinate better in full light while others require darkness to germinate.
When a seed is exposed to the proper conditions, water and oxygen are taken in through the seed coat. The embryo's cells start to enlarge. Then the seed coat breaks open and a root or radicle emerges first, followed by the shoot or plumule that contains the leaves and stem.
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