How to Save Morning Glories Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, PA
Question by irish2000
October 5, 1999
My scarlet rambler morning glories were spectacular this year once the weather got a little cooler ....I'd love to save the seeds for next year as they are setting seeds now. Do I wait till they dry on the vine or can I start picking them while they are still green? How do I store them? In an envelope in a dark drawer?


Answer from NGA
October 5, 1999


You need to allow time for the seeds to mature before you pick them. Select pods that are beginning to open or nearly so and save them. Pick them when they are dry, dry them a few more days inside away from dew and rain and then label and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or as you suggested, in an envelope in a cool but dry spot like the back of a drawer -- just remember where you put them!

You may also find that they will self sow for you where they are growing now -- watch for them to germinate when the soil warms up next spring.

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