collecting begonia seeds

deanwittApril 2, 2005

can anyone tell me how to save the seeds off of a beg. at the end of the season?

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kdjoergensen

Let the seed pods try on the plant. I like to put a small piece of tin foil around the stem so the pods dont fall off on the ground. After it is completely brown, bring it indoors and dry in a cool, dry place. Then you can break it open and harvest the seeds.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2005 at 5:30PM
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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

keep in mind that begonia seeds are very fine--i took seed pods, stem and all, and put them in a plastic baggie and just shook them up. the brown seeds on B. subvillosa just shook out as a dust-like powder.

-ming

    Bookmark   April 4, 2005 at 1:39PM
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