Return to the Seed Saving Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Moon flower seed pods harvested too early

Posted by rere 7B (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 12, 07 at 0:43

I think I was too enthusiastic at "un"gardening this weekend. I cleaned off the arch that the moonflowers were on and the seed pods aren't dry yet. After I ripped them down I came in and researched. Duh! Should've left them there. Will they still work next spring drying off the vine?
Thanks for the help.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Moon flower seed pods harvested too early

The only way to know for sure is to do a test sprouting of them. Some of the embryos may have developed enough to sprout but many will likely not work as the embryos are too immature to germinate or survive.

Take a percentage of the seeds you have - 10% of them at least - arrange them in a damp paper towel and put it in a ziplock bag. Place the bag somewhere warm out of direct sun but near light. Watch for sprouting. The % of sprouts you get on the towel will tell you approximately what % of germination you will get from the rest of the seed in the spring.

Good luck.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Seed Saving Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here