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Mutant Mustard

Two years ago, I discovered that I had a kale seedling with three seed leaves, or cotyledons, rather than the usual two.  I had another one show up this year. When I was planting chard, carrots, mitsuba, beets, and lettuce … Continue reading

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Seed Leaves & True Leaves

The first leaves you see on a tomato seedling are the seed leaves, or cotyledon.  (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotyledon)  They come from the seed and don’t resemble the true leaves that grow after the plant sprouts.  However, they perform photosynthesis just like the … Continue reading

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