Seeds forum: Free Gerbera Daisy seeds

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Aug 30, 2014 10:03 AM CST
Have extra seeds I'm willing to send to whoever wants and lives in the US. Just send me a PM with your shipping address.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Aug 30, 2014 6:46 PM CST
Wow, all seeds have been claimed! Gerbera don't get many good seeds so I didn't have very much.,
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 28, 2014 2:49 AM CST
Hi, Keith
I see that I am too late for the seed give away but I had a ?. Do these come true? I have only purchased a couple before and never thought about saving seed.

Teresa
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Sep 28, 2014 9:14 AM CST
bluegrassmom said:Hi, Keith
I see that I am too late for the seed give away but I had a ?. Do these come true? I have only purchased a couple before and never thought about saving seed.

Teresa


Mine havent bloomed yet but I heard offspring colors are mixed, but a chance you can get same color. I did it to try and get a new never before seen color.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Sep 28, 2014 7:34 PM CST
bluegrassmom,
Gerber Daisy seeds have been very hard for me to germinate. I have collected seeds from the same plants and out of hundreds collected each time often I get no viable seeds. Then the next time I collect them I might get a couple of dozen that are viable. Look for the ones that have a swelled up seed that you can feel the "bump" those are normally the good ones. I did manage to get some to finally germinate, but I don't think I have ever had any to reach maturity before something destroyed them.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 29, 2014 8:46 AM CST
Wow, that is very poor odds. No wonder they are so pricey at the nurseries.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Sep 29, 2014 8:51 AM CST
I think in a greenhouse commercial setting the odds are way better, so I don't think that explains the cost. I have recently found that my Gerber Daisy out by the mail box has finally increased, there are now three plants there after several years of only being one.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Oct 2, 2014 12:06 PM CST
I did mine at home with some sucess but for winter and early spring I'll have to bring them indoors.
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Oct 3, 2014 1:38 AM CST
Looks good, Keith! I just love seeing little bits of green show up. Smiling
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
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bluegrassmom
Oct 15, 2014 1:27 AM CST
I have never tried harvesting the seeds. I purchased 2 Gerbers, they are both blooming, do I just wait until the bloom is dried up? LMK

Thanks,
Teresa
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Oct 15, 2014 9:38 AM CST
bluegrassmom said:I have never tried harvesting the seeds. I purchased 2 Gerbers, they are both blooming, do I just wait until the bloom is dried up? LMK

Thanks,
Teresa


Yes wait until the bloom is dry, it will look like a grayish black ball and you'll see some seed below, gently cut off and seperate seeds indoors they are light and blow away easily. Good seed will be thick and white usually, browse around for guides on how to tell if seed is good.
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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Oct 17, 2014 4:04 PM CST

Moderator

Hi, Keith:

Would you like one of the moderators to change the title of this thread since all of the seeds are spoken for? We can leave the thread active for continuing discussion.

Linda
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Oct 17, 2014 9:22 PM CST
mom2goldens said:Hi, Keith:

Would you like one of the moderators to change the title of this thread since all of the seeds are spoken for? We can leave the thread active for continuing discussion.

Linda


I did state it was closed but nobody asked for more, just discussing it so I think it's fine.

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