Saving marigold seed?

hnycrk(8a)July 11, 2012

Hi everyone I cut these seed pods off my merigolds and was wondering if i can just dry them in a paper bag and save the seeds.

Most are pretty dry.

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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

Usually. Full doubles will not germinate as well others. Indeed some full doubles may not germinate at all. Many will however germinate and often, but not always, result in a good looking plant and flower.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 1:39PM
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hnycrk(8a)

Albert, please explane further what full doubles means I have no idea please. How do I properly harvest marigold seeds?

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 11:28PM
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remy_gw

In the bottom of the first pic, is what you want to save. Yes, put them in a paper bag. Once completely dry, the good seeds will not be easily bendable. You can tell bad marigold seed pretty easy. They are super flexible.
Remy

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 11:34AM
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