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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 10, 2015 11:46 PM CST
how do i know zinnias are ready to be picked(for seeds)
is it true that if i continue watering sweet corn it will develope good seeds on the cob.and give up the idea of eating the corn?
when are the seeds on the cob ready to be picked?should i fertilize now?
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Aug 11, 2015 3:33 PM CST
Zinnias should ideally be brown and dried up. The longer a seed can stay on the plant without rotting or being eaten or blown away, the better.

Let them mature as long as practical.

I don't know about corn.
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 11, 2015 11:25 PM CST
RickCorey said:Zinnias should ideally be brown and dried up. The longer a seed can stay on the plant without rotting or being eaten or blown away, the better.

Let them mature as long as practical.

I don't know about corn.


Thanks alot i want to sow again
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 13, 2015 9:57 PM CST
David, to collect seeds from corn the ears have to mature past the eating stage, until the husks on the outside of the cobs are brown and the kernels are hard and dry.
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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 14, 2015 2:00 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:David, to collect seeds from corn the ears have to mature past the eating stage, until the husks on the outside of the cobs are brown and the kernels are hard and dry.


thank you ....is there a limit?what happens if i leave the cob for a month
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 14, 2015 7:58 AM CST
davidsevit said:

thank you ....is there a limit?what happens if i leave the cob for a month


That's not a problem... pretty much the longer the better. And you can use the corn stalks for autumn decorations Smiling

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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 15, 2015 5:46 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:

That's not a problem... pretty much the longer the better. And you can use the corn stalks for autumn decorations Smiling



that sounds cool

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