Harvesting lavender seeds question?

Julia_C(6 NE PA)May 9, 2012

Anyone know a good way to separate the seeds from the calyx? This is my first time trying to harvest the seeds, but it's quite a task. I've been rolling them between my fingers, until it falls apart, but even that is incredibly time consuming.

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remy_gw

Hi Julia,
If I'm having trouble separating the seed from the calyx, I leave them in a paper bag and let them dry longer. The calyx will eventually get bone dry and will break apart easier.
If you need them sooner for a trade, let the trader know they are not separated because it is tedious and time consuming. They should be happy to get the seeds regardless!
Remy

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 10:18PM
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Julia_C(6 NE PA)

Thanks Remy. I'm probably being too impatient anyway, I will try and let them dry out longer. I would like to save some of them for winter sowing this year and I'm just OCD enough to want perfectly clean seeds!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 7:30PM
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