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Bag Seed Heads To Catch All the Seeds

By RickCorey
September 9, 2013

Prevent seed pods from dropping their seeds to the ground by using organza bags.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 8, 2013 6:05 PM CST
The organza bags discourage pillage of your seed crop by both two legged and four legged thieves.
It lets (would be) thieves know that you want the seeds.

Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Sep 9, 2013 10:55 AM CST
I buy mine online here, once Patti pointed it out. Minimum order sizes vary, around 10 to 30.

They have many different sizes and MANY different colors!

Best Organza: found by Patti1957
http://www.yourorganzabag.com/organzabag.htm

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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Sep 9, 2013 11:41 AM CST
I claim male ignorance, and have never heard of organza before.

Does it still allow air movement, and how tight is the weave? Would it hold seeds of radish? lettuce? poppy?
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Sep 9, 2013 12:21 PM CST
I'm not absolutely positive about poppy seeds, but I've been planning to use organza "one of these years" to collect seeds from some California poppies that have been reseeding, but not as densely as I wish.

It would be smart of me to test some fabric and seeds indoors, first!

It is a "very fine" weave, I'd estimate maybe somewhere around 40 mesh or 60 mesh or even a bit finer. It lets air through very freely. It's intended to keep pollinating insects out, but I doubt it would keep pollen out for wind-pollinated species.

P.S.
http://www.giftsintl-us.com/products.php?cat=3
Here is another source of organza bags. A few years ago, I thought that the first site had better prices, but I haven't compared shipping cost and minimum orders recently.

This second site also has a wide variety of ZipLocs, either 2 mil or 4 mil. Sometimes I use 3x4" Ziplocs or 4x6" ZipLocs to hold bundles of 2x3" Ziplocs with seeds.
http://www.giftsintl-us.com/categories.php?cat=70

I like big glassine envelopes/bags better for holding bunches of 2x3" Ziplocs, but the only really big, gusseted glassine bag I bought was TOO big for my relatively small tubs.

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Nov 15, 2013 11:44 AM CST
Organza bags work for poppy seeds.
And, yes, they do allow air circulation.
I dry poppy capsules in them.
You can see through the bags.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Nov 15, 2013 6:44 PM CST
Thanks, Caroline.
I did have a chance to stop in at a Jo Anne Fabric store to see.

I'm sure the bags work excellently!

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