Love-Lies Bleeding seed -- I'll be darned!
I really fell in love with Love-Lies-Bleeding, Amaranthus caudatus, this summer, growing it for the first time. I had pulled a few tails off and let them dry in the kitchen, then rubbed everything off the "tail". But I wasn't very encouraged. Sure, I had a whole plate of stuff, but everything looked like a light tan, empty half-hull. I couldn't believe I had missed the seeds! So I set them aside until last night.
While I was listening to a very disappointing hockey game I poured them out on a dinner plate, and standing over the sink I blew on them lightly, to get rid off the chaff. Amazing! A huge number of rosy brown, almost tranlucent seeds, and even smaller than I had expected.
If I'd know it was this easy I would have slipped a pack into every bundle I sent out!