Chickpea/Garbanzo planting question.

dedoeJuly 3, 2012

I have just germinated garbanzo beans and planted the seedlings. However, the stem is going into the ground... I thought the sprouted part of a seed is its stem, not its roots. Is this normal for chickpeas to do?

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Maschil(8b)

interesting.... ill be following this thread

    Bookmark   July 4, 2012 at 1:10AM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

It's normal. The seed embryo is made up of two parts; the radicle, or first root, and the plumule, or first shoot. The root will appear first and direct itself to soil or water. Must, in order to support/nourish the shoot.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 10:08AM
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