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Jul 16, 2012 4:26 AM CST
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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I have collected all my seed except about a dozen dip uf pods. I will have well over 4000 seed this year and have room for 2000. I already have 2000 planted in trays, a lot of them are up. The reason for so many, I did a lot more dip ufs than I have in the past several years and they produce a lot more seed than the tets. I also have a son that hybridizes and need room for his seedlings because he is clearing land at his place that want be ready until next year. I have said for the last few years I would not build any more beds, how things change.
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Jul 16, 2012 9:12 PM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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WOW Fred! That's a LOT of seeds to deal with! I'm going to be super lucky if I get one seed pod to survive. So far, I've only had a few, and the ones that looked great a couple of days ago have shriveled up and died. I am not making any more crosses this year. It's just a waste of time with this heat. I've got lots of seeds left over from last year, so I'll just start some of them late and have something to look forward to a couple of years from now.
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Jul 16, 2012 9:58 PM CST
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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Natalie, I sent you a tree mail.
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Jul 16, 2012 10:40 PM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Lovey dubby to you Mona!
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Jul 17, 2012 7:41 AM CST
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This morning I found 7 like these. This bloom season has been a lot of "firsts."

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Jul 17, 2012 11:44 AM CST
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Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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Dormantsrule - I have dozens and dozens of pods that look like that. I finally harvested a pod today that had all good seeds. Most are either all bad, or have about one-third good seeds and the rest mushy or underdeveloped.

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Jul 17, 2012 12:39 PM CST
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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I agree A bunch of my pods look like that Sad Last year there were a bunch of pods. Now that I
Want to try ...getting squishy Blinking I still have a couple more hanging on Thumbs up
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Jul 17, 2012 4:36 PM CST
Name: Michelle Lester
Yukon, Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
hemhead in zone 7
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Now, so long as the seeds are black, shiny, hard and pass the 'pinch test' they are probably okay, yes? Just not ones that look like raisins straight out of the pod?
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Jul 17, 2012 4:39 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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The dips tend to look like raisins and they can be ok looking like that. Now if they are completely flat like there is nothing in them, I wouldn't think they are alright.
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Jul 17, 2012 4:41 PM CST
Name: Michelle Lester
Yukon, Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
hemhead in zone 7
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gotcha, thanks Cindy! Group hug These are just for me, so I'll try planting some of the questionable ones and see what happens
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Jul 17, 2012 4:42 PM CST
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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Those may be fine also, just as long as they don't go squish. Sometimes they just start to dry in the pod, I guess because of heat. I've learned that not all seeds come out looking the same (plump, round, shiny) just like they all don't dry the same either. My rule of thumb is if they aren't squishy they probably are good to go and I will plant them. Now if they are super shriveled and super pruned and have no firmness to them at all or they feel empty then they are probably no good.
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Jul 17, 2012 4:55 PM CST
Name: Michelle Lester
Yukon, Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
hemhead in zone 7
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Got yours in the mail today Michele. They look and felt GREAT! Thank you! Lovey dubby
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Jul 17, 2012 4:58 PM CST
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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Welcome I tip my hat to you.
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