Germination is the process of plant growth from a seed or spore. Kidney beans usually germinate within a week of planting, provided that they are kept moist. More »

A white kidney bean is a variety of kidney bean which has a significantly lower concentration of the toxic substance hemagglutinin than other kidney beans. The white kidney bean is considered by some to be a superfood be... More » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

To cook dried red kidney beans, transfer them to a pie plate, and pick through the beans to remove any stones, broken beans or leaves. Rinse the dried beans in a colander, and soak them if desired by covering them with c... More » Food Cooking Nuts & Grains

There are numerous forms of radiation, including gamma rays, which can hinder the seed germination, root growth and shoot growth of a plant, and ultraviolet, or UV, radiation from the sun, which helps to feed a plant aft... More »

The six phases to a flower's life cycle are the seed, germination, growth, reproduction, pollination and seed spreading. All plants begin life as a seed but flowers are unique in their ability to attract pollinating crea... More »

Seeds typically do not require sunlight for germination because most of their nutritional needs for the germination phase of a plant's life are contained within the seed itself. Conversely, some seeds do require light to... More »

Seed germination begins when the first root breaks through the seed wall and ends when the first pair of true leaves begin the process of photosynthesis. The three stages in-between are when the primary root, which is ca... More »