coffee filters

token28001(zone7b NC)September 11, 2008

I started collecting seeds this year. When I started, I was using paper plates and paper towels. I found that the seeds, especially petunias and hibiscus would roll right off the towels if I bumped them or tried to pick them up. One morning while making coffee, I discovered a great little tool. Now, my workbench is covered with 4 cup filters with all kinds of seeds drying. The coffee filters seem to wick the moisture away faster since the edges are off the surface of the table.

Just thought I'd share.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Sounds wonderful. I have different varieties of irises on corelle plates, stacked one on top of another. I found when I picked up a plate, that seeds were sticking to the bottom of them, and then releasing and rolling everywhere. My dining table ended up with a lot of iris seeds loose on it, and I'm clueless which variety they came from.
I'll use the filters now!



    Bookmark   September 13, 2008 at 6:18PM
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I have been using coffee filters also. They do work well. Another thing I like to use are the paper cups used to make cupcakes. Those also work great.


    Bookmark   September 14, 2008 at 9:02PM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

Ooooh. Cupcakes. MMMM. I wish I had thought of that when I was collecting petunia seed. LOL

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 8:14PM
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editornj(7 Coastal NJ)

Great idea! Thanks!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 10:32AM
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awesome idea!! i'll have to go to the store and get some!!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 2:19PM
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karen_b(6a s.c. PA)

I like to use aluminum pie plates and paper cups for collecting & drying seed heads, but a friend told me about using small paper bags she collects from happy meals and the like. She places the seed heads in the bags, closes loosely, when the heads are dry she shakes the bags to loosen the seeds from the heads and then pours the seeds out. I haven't tried it yet but will for larger seeds.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2008 at 10:43AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Moving this great idea back to the top.


    Bookmark   October 29, 2008 at 1:59PM
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