Seed Gathering Questions: Anise, Lobelia, Brachycome
Here's the first batch, and the one that's going to drive me insane. I mean "more that usual".
Anise Hyssop A terrific plant which spits out a billion seeds. TINY seeds. Super\-seeder, much like catnip is. A pretty great plant: huge purple fuzzy flowers, amazing licorice smell, a nice tea. \- some seeds are black, some brown. All viable? Lobelia (Lobelia erinus) I \*think\* the amber\-coloured almost\-dust\-mote\-sized bits are the seeds (next year I'll get individual seedheads and pour them out, but this year it's gather and hunt). Swan River Daisy (Brachycome iberidifolia) Pretty little flowers, and I think I can rescue some seedheads. Only 1 pot, and it was neglected. I'll do my best. QUESTIONS: Do any of these 3 \- need to be chilled? \- need any (other) special treatment? \- have to be fermented? Is there an easy\-ish way to sort tiny seeds from the plant\-scruff? My eyes are crossing.
I've got roughly 40 plants to de-seed and store. Do you think it's better to ask as I go along, or make one big "I'm clueless, please help!" list? (Come to think of it, that would be a nice seed-preview - "coming attractions", of course.)
Either way, I thank you in advance for your (always generous and invaluable) help.