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Killing frost

Posted by mary_max 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 7, 12 at 20:52

We had a hard frost last night. The marigold are gone and the zinnias look horrid. I was able to get marigold seeds prior to last night but the zinnias not so. Can I still get seeds or is it over. I mean are the zinnias as far as they will go now or should I wait a bit longer and perhaps collect more seeds? They just look horrid.

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RE: Killing frost

Chiming in late, but this fall I collected many annual seeds after we had the first hard frost (around October 12th). Although most of the Zinnias were collected before the frost, I've collected Tithonia, Melampodium, and Ipomoea seeds after the frost.

The plants are finished, but I think you could still harvest Zinnia seeds as long as the seed heads haven't fall apart and the seed has scattered, or they haven't been all eaten up by the Goldfinches!

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