balloon flower seeds
I just searched this site for "balloon flower seeds," "balloon flower pods," and "balloon flower" and came up with no matches for all three. Hard to believe, so I'll ask directly.
Many pods on my balloon flower plants have dried petals on the top. The pods are green to greenish-white and have not begun to split. Stems are green. I tested one pod and the seeds inside are black and spilled freely into my hand. Are the seeds ripe or should I wait for the pod to turn brown and crack on its own?
I collected balloon flower seeds last year very late, either November or December, and don't remember that the pod had opened even then. I don't want to trust my memory on that and ruin the harvest by snipping the pods too soon.