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Growing Plants

Germination

Successful seed germination greatly depends on three environmental factors: water, oxygen and temperature. This video shows these processes in action, and explains their importance to farmers and food production worldwide.

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Key points

  • Germination is the process by which a plant begins to grow from a seed.
  • Three conditions required for germination are water, oxygen and a suitable temperature.
  • Oxygen is needed by the seed for respiration so that energy can be released from the food store.
  • Once the new plant produces green leaves, food can be produced by the process of photosynthesis.
  • Addition of fertilisers will speed up germination and plant growth.

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Flower in bloom

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