pods - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dhjno1
August 1, 2010
My star jasmine has pods this yr.Can they be used for seed and how do I do it??

Answer from NGA
August 1, 2010
Yes, you can collect the seeds and plant them. Jasmine seeds pods can break open suddenly once the pod is ripe, and spill the seeds everywhere. Catching the ripe pods before they open means that you can save the seeds: look for the pod turning brown, as this is the sign that it has ripened and is about to burst.

The seeds have a hard seed coat and will need to be soaked overnight prior to planting, in order to make them slightly softer. Once they have been soaked, plant them into a seed starting mix, and cover lightly with soil. Jasmine seeds need to be kept warm in order to encourage germination, and if they are kept warm enough, the seeds should germinate within a month. Or, you can simply plant them outdoors in a garden spot. They will sprout in about 2 months if the seeds are not soaked prior to planting. Enjoy your seed starting venture!

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