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Jun 1, 2020 11:58 PM CST
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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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The seedpods are on all my bolted brassicas, but they're all still green. I'm wondering if I can pull them up by the root and let them ripen/dry on the plant so I can plant summer veggies.
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Jun 2, 2020 2:10 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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I wouldn't pick them green because they will be immature. Let them dry well over the summer and replant next year for the best results.

Bolting, which is premature flowering and seeding of crops, is usually caused by plants being put under stress, in particular climatic stress.
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Jun 2, 2020 5:56 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Hi , lovesblooms,
My brassicas have all bolted as well. I was watching the ones on "tyfon" aka holland greens because I can't find a source any more. Seemed to take forever but some pods started turning tan, dry, and splitting on the plants, so I cut them. I think the seeds were still green, but turned brown the next day.
I'm still not sure if all or any seeds will be brown or black before the pods split, or if it matters.
Pac choi, tat soi, mustard, tyfon, mizuna.. all have bolted, I think day length is a major factor, so fall will be better. .. but temperature swings can play a part, I read.
Plant it and they will come.
Jun 2, 2020 7:13 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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the stupid goldfinches are getting the seed of my poppies, and then? moving right along to the flowering kale seed.

I've always waited for the pods to turn brown before picking... usually, I'd go out with a bucket, lean the pods into the bucket [entire plant], and rub them between my hands to break open the pods.

I'd still have to winnow the seed from the chaff, but just shaking the bucket... usually sufficed to drop the seed below most of the pods, and I'd just grab handfulls of empty pods and leave behind in the garden.

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