Hostas forum: Will you be harvesting and planting seed?

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Sep 12, 2013 10:46 AM CST
I have a ton of seed pods on my Hosta and I plan on starting some of them. There are 3 which I am certain of, Silver Star and Curly Fries because I want to see if some have interesting form and some on a streaked seedling. Are you planning on starting any?
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Name: Ed Thaubald
Locust Grove, Georgia (Zone 8a)
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bentleygardens
Sep 16, 2013 11:23 AM CST
Have several hundred streakers seeds i am excited about, gonna try them indoors in winter, see what happens. Good Luck with your seeds

Ed
Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Sep 16, 2013 2:51 PM CST
Nope..... because I have too many daylily seeds to start that my daughter has harvested this year cause of you @bentleygardens!!!

You and your pollenating all the flowers last year have created an 11 year old monster!!! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Sep 16, 2013 3:47 PM CST
I've collected some seeds from Fickle Blue Genes again this year. Hope I get something streaked from those! I'll winter sow mine outside again. Seems to work and there isn't the problem with gnats when you do it outside.

Good luck to both of you! I hope you get a special seedling from you collection of seeds!
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Sep 17, 2013 7:13 AM CST
@Rose1656 when do you "winter sow" your seeds in the ground? I am curious of your process -- so when you gather the seeds... then hat... do you freeze for awhile etc etc??
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Sep 17, 2013 2:50 PM CST
Christine,

I gather the seed pods before they open. I let them dry out and then I clean the seeds. I plant them in milk jugs around the first of the year and just leave them until they start showing signs of life (if I'm lucky) in the spring.

There's a really good site with lots of information...www.wintersown.org that can help you get started.

Rose
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Sep 18, 2013 6:27 AM CST
Thanks Rose! I harvested some Empress Wu and Climax last year -- I left them on the counter in dixie cups... they dried out and cracked open and tons off seeds were in each pod..... then one day they were gone -- I asked the DH and he said "Oh i didnt know what they were so I threw them away"! Blinking

I was so mad!! Angry Angry

So anyways -- we will maybe do it again!! Hurray!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Sep 18, 2013 3:38 PM CST
Christine,

Good thing Empress Wu has lots of seeds! Maybe this year you might want to label the cups!
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Sep 19, 2013 10:36 AM CST
I forgot to mention I did have the little dixie cups labeled... he didnt know what an Empress Wu was!! Hilarious! Hilarious!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Sep 19, 2013 4:28 PM CST
Husbands...you gotta love 'em! Mine would do the same thing!

Rose

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