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saving brown eyed susan seeds

Posted by jerome69 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 24, 08 at 21:08

when do you start to collect the seeds? do you snip the heads off and dry them or do you wait till the plant dries and collect them than?

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RE: saving brown eyed susan seeds

If I can keep from dead heading I wait until the plants start to dry before collecting brown eyed susan and coneflowers. But as long as the flower head is dry you can clip it off but lay them on a newspaper or aluminum pie pan in a cool dark place until it is thoroughly dried.

RE: saving brown eyed susan seeds

  • Posted by lgslgs z6 SE ohio (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 25, 08 at 12:01

We have a lot of them, so I just wait until their flowers are all dried out on the plant and the flower stems are dry. Then cut off the flowers and catch them in a plastic ziplock box and shake.

The seed falls out and I dump the rest of the deadheads in my black-eyed susan patch so that any seeds I missed will direct sow.

I leave the seed (in the box) out in the sunshine on my porch table for a while to make sure that any buggies present wander off.


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