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Exploring and testing the unknown can often reveal a better way to do something. With that in mind, look for natural elements near your Lab, and even synthetic ones, that might be viable for starting seeds. Consider options like pine needles, shredded leaves, shredded office paper, sponges, cardboard, or sawdust.
Devise a germination test to determine if any of these elements would be viable as seed starting media or as an ingredient in a seed starting mix. What function does each provide in the seed starting process – moisture retention, structure, air or water flow, root development?
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