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I need seed saving tips on various plants

Posted by LullabyF360 8a (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 12, 13 at 20:29

Ok. I am VERY new to this. This year I have started several plants from seeds, & when the time comes, I wish to collect seeds from them. I know, I know it is very early to be thinking about this. It's just that, being a newbie & all, I want to go into this as prepared as I can be so I don't screw anything up. Such as harvesting too early, not knowing where the seeds are, or by the supreme powers of a novice, somehow kill the plant. Below is a list of flowers I am wishing to hoard seeds from (with the intent of trading).

Morning glories:
Moonflower
Blue sky
Scarlett o'hara
Crimson rambler
Grandpa ott

Sweet pea
Celosia
Chinese lantern
Stargazer lily (if possible)
Columbine
Peony
Love lies bleeding
Madagascar jasmine

I believe I have listed them all. If I haven't I'll come back & add it.


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RE: I need seed saving tips on various plants

Have you gone through the list of FAQs here on how to do each variety. Not all are covered but many are and the basic guidelines apply to all.

Just Click on the blue FAQ button on the front page of this forum.

Dave


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RE: I need seed saving tips on various plants

As a rule, wait till the seeds and pods are dry and brown and crunchy. Then put the seeds on a paper plate for a few days to dry and then store them. See FAQ's about storage. There are many ways.


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RE: I need seed saving tips on various plants

To help make storage in those small bags I have just started using those old plastic milk containers. If you cut the side with the handle and cut the top end off that handle you make a nice holder for the seeds as well as a means, using that hollow handle as a spout that will let you put those seeds into those tiny bags without any problem.


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RE: I need seed saving tips on various plants

I've been told that lily seeds can be toxic if absorbed into skin. I would be careful when handling.


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