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Name: Carly Rush
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carlysuko
Sep 18, 2019 10:48 AM CST
Hello so my moonflower vine has a bunch of seed pods forming. My question is does anyone know when is the right time to collect them?

Thank you
Carly
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JHeirloomSeeds
Sep 18, 2019 10:55 AM CST
The seed pod should become dry and brittle when the seeds are ripe. From the picture it looks like yours aren't quite ready but it shouldn't be long! Smiling
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Name: Carly Rush
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carlysuko
Sep 18, 2019 11:08 AM CST
Right on! Thank you so much. Have a good rest of your week. ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank You!
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JHeirloomSeeds
Sep 18, 2019 11:10 AM CST
Glad I could help! And many thanks for the acorn! Smiling
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Sep 18, 2019 11:17 AM CST
Glad you asked Carly! I have been wondering the same thing. Thumbs up
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Name: Carly Rush
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carlysuko
Sep 18, 2019 11:37 AM CST
JHeirloomseeds, my pleasure ๐Ÿ˜Š

Vickie, awesome I'm glad we both got some help in this!
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Sep 18, 2019 5:52 PM CST
I went out to check to see if my very first seed pod was ready to harvest, but unfortunately it had already dropped its seeds. I have more blooms coming on, so am hoping for better luck in the next month. Not sure how the cold weather will affect the seed pods though.
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Name: Carly Rush
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carlysuko
Oct 8, 2019 1:15 PM CST
Oh bummer Vickie, hopefully you have time to harvest some more. If not I'd be happy to send you some. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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blue23rose
Oct 8, 2019 2:58 PM CST
Thanks, Carly! I will have to see what the next few weeks do. There are several blooms coming on. Just not sure about the weather Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Jayce
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JayZeke
Oct 15, 2019 8:09 AM CST
Helllooo,


Do you guys overwinter moonflower vines? I heard these are actually perennials.....
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plantladylin
Oct 15, 2019 8:40 AM CST
I agree, as Moonflower (Ipomoea alba) seedpods mature, they become dry, brown and brittle:

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Seeds are tan in color:

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Name: stone
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stone
Oct 15, 2019 9:15 AM CST
blue23rose said:I went out to check to see if my very first seed pod was ready to harvest, but unfortunately it had already dropped its seeds. I have more blooms coming on, so am hoping for better luck in the next month. Not sure how the cold weather will affect the seed pods though.


I've had impomea alba self sow... Probably won't happen in Indiana... But a frost or two shouldn't harm the mature pods...

It would likely kill the green pods... But I'd expect to still collect seed after a frost or two.
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Name: Carly Rush
Oceanside, California. Sunset (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Nov 12, 2019 1:59 PM CST
JayZeke said:Helllooo,


Do you guys overwinter moonflower vines? I heard these are actually perennials.....



Hey Jay,

Yeah mine will die back to the ground' (even here in Southern California) but it resprouts once the weather warms up again.

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