Seeds forum: Video about harvesting seeds

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Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
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JonnaSudenius
Feb 9, 2015 3:14 PM CST
Here is a video how to collect seeds from your garden. If you are a beginner, or more experienced and you just want some tips and tricks, this might be helpful.
Enjoy!
http://www.seedsite.eu/articles/harvesting-seeds
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Feb 9, 2015 3:44 PM CST
Thanks, Jonna! Great video, and it is also nice to finally meet you "face-to-face".

The easiest seed I ever collected and cleaned was 'Pacific Giant' Delphinium elatum from Botanical Interests. That flower spike matured in mid-summer when I had no rain or wind, so the flowers went brown like tiny pitchers or deep cups. The seeds matured and dried in those pitchers.

When I could hear them rattle when I tapped the flower spike, I put a big carboard box under and to one side of the plants to catch any spills. Then I cut the spikes (gently), one at a time, and tipped them over, into the box. The ripe seeds fell out of the "pitchers" and into the box: dry, ripe and clean.


Bee Larkspur (Delphinium elatum 'Pacific Giant')
Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
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magga
Feb 9, 2015 4:05 PM CST
Thank you so much Jonna. Thank You! This is a wonderful and a very educational video. Lucky me to find it. My thoughts have been with you for some time. Best wishes. Lovey dubby
Magga
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 9, 2015 4:15 PM CST

Moderator

Thanks, Jonna!

Karen
Name: Bonnie
Chandler, AZ (Zone 9b)
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droughttolerant
Feb 9, 2015 5:55 PM CST
Thanks, Jonna! You make what sounds so hard look so easy! I'm not going to wish fall here so quickly, but I am looking forward to trying this then!

Bonnie
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Feb 14, 2015 10:19 AM CST
Wonderful video Jonna! Thank you. And I love the music too.

My mom gave me some seeds from you from the Piggy Swap. It is neat to see the hands that started those seeds to me!
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
Sedums Winter Sowing Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Belgium Region: Europe
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Salvias Herbs Cut Flowers
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JonnaSudenius
Feb 14, 2015 3:43 PM CST
Thank you all for the nice comments. Lovey dubby
I really hope the video will be helpful.
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Feb 22, 2015 6:15 PM CST
Jonna, I saw your video last week and didn't get around to commending/congratulating you. It was very helpful and very well done. Hurray! I enjoyed it so much, as you just made it all seem so easy. I can't wait to get out there to collect seeds for the swap this year. That means I have a lot of seed planting that I've got to do first. I don't have an inside setup to sow seeds, so I'm waiting a little while yet for our weather to settle. I don't want to have another year of frozen seedlings. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and seeds with us. Thumbs up
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
Sedums Winter Sowing Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Belgium Region: Europe
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Salvias Herbs Cut Flowers
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JonnaSudenius
Feb 23, 2015 11:06 AM CST
Thank you Deborah. Smiling
You can sow seeds of plants that are hardy in your zone. They won't be harmed by some frost.

Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Feb 23, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Thank You! , Jonna for the reassurance and encouragement. I'm getting ready to sow some vegetable seeds starting next week. I'm headed out of town to care for ailing family members again. Sad I'm going to plant my perennial seeds outside also. Whoo hoo! Hurray! I've gained even more confidence, as just found 25 ft. packages of frost cloth from our local WM, marked down to $5 each. I only bought 2. They must have found them in storage in a warehouse and marked them down to get rid of them. I've never seen them for sale here. I may have to go back for a couple more packs. I've got lilies that always come up too soon in spring, only to face a few late frosts. I have 5 gal buckets that I run around placing over my plants to protect them at night and remove them in the morning. No more of that. nodding

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