Why are seeds dried before sowing?

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Why are seeds dried before sowing?

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  1. Brett
    The journey from a seed to a plant is arduous, to say the least. Most often a fertilized seed does not germinate for a long time after separation from its mother plant. Often seeds are stored before being sown. If during this period it has sufficient moisture it can easily fall prey to many insects and bacteria. It is prevent such infestations that seeds are normally dried. The normal drying process does not remove all the water from the cells of a seed. Thus cells in a seed can remain alive even after drying. The seed coat also helps prevent insect infestations. But it may not be always true that a seed without a seed coat cannot germinate. In fact, many times external assistance is necessary to break the seed coat.

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