The development of a seed is important to the germination of seeds in the other parts of a plant. The development of a seed inside its shell is a critical step in plant development, the gametophyte stage, and all stages of plant life, because it is in this stage that the plant starts to take on characteristics of a vegetable. The development of a seed inside its shell is part of the developmental process of seedlings, the spermatophotes, or the gymnosperms, which include the angiosperms and the gymnosperms.
When a seed grows into a plant, it has already achieved what is called the ‘seed coat’ of its life. This layer of fat protects the seed from the elements and other external conditions. When the seed coat breaks, the seed is exposed to the germinating environment and begins its transformation into a plant.
When the seed coat is broken, the seed will start shedding, and the germinating environment will come in contact with the inner seed matrix. As the germination occurs, the outer coating of the seed will fall off. The seed that is left can then be transformed by means of the other layers of seed, which provide support and structure for the entire plant. This is also why there are so many seeds in the first place – it is all part of a chain reaction leading up to the development of a fully developed plant.
There are three stages to the growth of a seed: the spermal matrix, the seed coat and the germinating environment. After the seeds have fallen into the soil or fallen from the parent plant, these are placed in containers for re-growth. The seed will start to shed seed coats and shed their outer protective layers, and will start to resemble the seed coat of the plant it was once attached to. As this process continues, each layer of the seed will fall away until only the one closest to the surface is left.
As the plant’s leaves and stems begin to grow in, these will come into contact with this layer of the seed, and this layer will break down. At this point, the plant will be ready to be harvested.
Each of the three stages mentioned above takes a different amount of time, but the complete growth of a seed depends on the number of layers of seed and the development of each layer. The more layers of seed in the seed coat, and the lower rate of breaking down the outer layer, the faster the entire process will take place. The first layer will become broken down at a rate that is similar to the rate at which the outer layers of a seed would be broken down. As seed coat after seed coat is broken down, the more complex layers will begin to grow, and this is where the seed coat becomes a thicker and more resilient.
Once the outer layer of the seed has completely fallen away, it is now time for the seed to take on its true shape. In this case, it is a seed coat. The seed coat is still attached to the plant, as it will continue to develop and take on characteristics of a seed coat.
The seed coat is the seed that takes on the characteristics that make it look like a plant when harvested and is placed inside the containers of a flower or plant. Seeds that have had their outer layers broken down are the seeds of plants and can be harvested easily. When a seed is harvested, the seed coat will also drop away and form another seed coat. This seed coat is called a ‘dormant seed‘ and can be planted again in the same place and placed into the garden or it can be planted elsewhere, where it can be re-inoculated and re-grown.