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Love-Lies Bleeding seed -- I'll be darned!

Posted by Alison 5/OH (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 17, 05 at 22:44

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!


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RE: Love-Lies Bleeding seed -- I'll be darned!

The seeds are pretty as well. I harvested Hot Biscuits and a tall magenta. I just beat the flowers in a bowl and then walk into the middle of the yard and blow. I don't even bring them in, I just beat the live plants. It's really that easy.


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