|MadSci Network: Botany|
For my science project I wanted to determine the effect on the germination of Kentucky Wonder Bean seeds when they were watered with Sam's Diet Cola, Distilled Water, Softened Tap Water, Skim Milk, apple Juice, Sugar Free Grape Kool-Aid and Seven up. I used Jiffy all in One greenhouse with peat pellets as my enviroment. For each liquid I planted six seeds in three peat pellets and expanded the pellets with 300 ml of liquid. Covered and watched, 1 cola spouted on day 4. On day 7 spouted totals as follows: 3 cola, 2 distilled, 2 tap, and 1 Kool-aid. Day 9 - 6 cola, 3 distilled, 3 tap, 1 milk, 1 apple, 1 Kool-aid. Why did cola sprout first and 7up not at all? Mold grew on milk, apple, kool-aid, and 7 up. After it quit growing on the peat pots on day 12 sprouts were 2 milk, 1 apple, and 1 koolaid. Day 12 others were 6 cola,6 distilled, 3 tap, 2 skim, 1 apple, and 1 koolaid. The only sprouts that looked healthy were the cola, distilled and tap water. The others had poor color. Did that water softener in the tap water cause only 3 seeds to sprout? Any answers you can provide will be greatly appeciated. thank you.
Re: How does different liquids effect the germination of bean seeds?
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