When can seeds be used - general question

garydgJune 23, 2014

My chive plants bloomed, the blooms died, and seeds formed/matured. I cut the dead blooms off and have saved the seeds. How much time does a chive seed have to "rest" between formation and planting?

This, of course, is a basic question about seed harvesting and I suspect the answer varies based on the plant type.


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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Think of how the plant would have behaved if you hadn't collected the seed. The seed would have ripened and fallen to the ground immediately. Seeds do not need a 'resting' period before sowing. Some need specific temperatures or moisture conditions to germinate but none actually need storage. Most seed germinates better the fresher it is.

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