castor bean seeds

themadgardener(z7 NY)June 27, 2005

Can anyone suggest the best way to extract the seeds from my Castor Bean plants? The seed pods are already quite large, but I'm not sure how to go about obtaining the seeds. Thanks! :)

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PuraVida(Costa Rica)

Wait till they start to dry out. They'll pop open.

Pura Vida

Here is a link that might be useful: garden blog

    Bookmark   July 2, 2005 at 11:49AM
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PuraVida(Costa Rica)

See the last photo on the page for what the seeds will look like when they're ready.

Here is a link that might be useful: castor bean bloom and seeds

    Bookmark   July 2, 2005 at 12:08PM
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lucy(6)

Hope you know they're poisonous, so keep kids and pets away.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2005 at 5:55AM
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themadgardener(z7 NY)

Thanks for the tips, everyone. I'm excited to say I've extracted lots of seeds already and more are maturing every day! It's much easier than I anticipated. Looking forward to growing them next year! :)

    Bookmark   August 5, 2005 at 10:24AM
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