Datura from year-old seeds?
Hey all, I have a couple of matured, dehisced Datura seed pods that I collected last Nov or Dec from some plants growing wild along a creek bank. I left most of the pods there and planned to go back this year and grab a few more, as I kind of like the way they look displayed in bottles, but after 3-4 years of finding them in roughly the same spot, the plants were gone. :( I'm assuming it had something to do with the summer drought, but who knows. At any rate, I'm wondering now if I'd be able to grow my own plants from the seeds I have currently, or are they too old? If not, any recommendations on how/when to germinate and plant? (I'm in zone 5.) Thanks for your input!