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castor bean seeds

Posted by TheMadGardener z7 NY (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 27, 05 at 16:25

Can anyone suggest the best way to extract the seeds from my Castor Bean plants? The seed pods are already quite large, but I'm not sure how to go about obtaining the seeds. Thanks! :)

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RE: castor bean seeds

Wait till they start to dry out. They'll pop open.

Pura Vida

Here is a link that might be useful: garden blog

RE: castor bean seeds

See the last photo on the page for what the seeds will look like when they're ready.

Here is a link that might be useful: castor bean bloom and seeds

RE: castor bean seeds

  • Posted by Lucy 5b NE (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 4, 05 at 5:55

Hope you know they're poisonous, so keep kids and pets away.

RE: castor bean seeds

Thanks for the tips, everyone. I'm excited to say I've extracted lots of seeds already and more are maturing every day! It's much easier than I anticipated. Looking forward to growing them next year! :)

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