Prickly Seed Pods?

Posted by @greene on
Last year I removed seeds from some dry, prickly Leonotis seed pods - with my bare hands. Ouch! Having learned from my mistakes, when I was fortunate enough to gather more pods this year, I tried to remove the seeds while wearing gloves. Alas, I was not destined to be a brain surgeon and was all thumbs. I needed a better idea...

Rather than tell you my idea, let me just show you. Follow along:
Thumb of 2013-12-03/greene/b90d4d; Thumb of 2013-12-03/greene/7e75a8; Thumb of 2013-12-03/greene/d61e4b;

Thumb of 2013-12-03/greene/c5e1ab;Thumb of 2013-12-03/greene/9022f4;Thumb of 2013-12-03/greene/61310d;

Seems that my camera has an 'Anti-Shake' mode, so no photo. Here, how's this? Thumb of 2013-12-03/greene/f80276;

Thumb of 2013-12-03/greene/4e16c6;Thumb of 2013-12-03/greene/2936c0;Thumb of 2013-12-03/greene/db8172
That's it! Your seeds can now continue drying and soon will be ready to share, trade, or plant. This also works for many other types of seed pods, prickly or not.

Comments and discussion:
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Prickly seed pod what is it please by Janpay Aug 15, 2017 12:25 PM 0
prickly seed pods by rositoes Dec 21, 2013 9:11 PM 1
Love this tip! by plantladylin Dec 18, 2013 10:58 AM 11
I'm sold by crittergarden Dec 17, 2013 6:02 AM 0

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