Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Seed harvesting techniques.

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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Sep 7, 2013 11:52 AM CST
I started harvesting my seeds this afternoon. 2 hours in and one small seed stalk later and I'm nearly going blind collecting them individually with a tooth pick! What's the best way to get the maximum number of seeds with the minimum effort?
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Sep 7, 2013 8:17 PM CST

OHHHH poor Kate's eyes. Blinking Blinking I cannot answer your question but I do hope someone else can help you.

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 7, 2013 8:50 PM CST

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Here you go Kate, the post where Kevin told us how to do it. http://garden.org/thread/view_post/473553/
In this thread. The thread "When to cut seed stalks?" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Sep 8, 2013 9:54 AM CST
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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Sep 8, 2013 10:43 AM CST
Thanks for the link Lynn, looks like I'm being too fussy lol

Here's what I have so far all are from an Arach Mum and insect pollenated so could be from any of my other plants.
Thumb of 2013-09-08/Eviesmummy/653364

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Name: T-rev
CA (Zone 9b)
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MagerRooRHammer
Sep 8, 2013 11:03 AM CST
Don't sneeze... :)

Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Sep 8, 2013 3:09 PM CST
Sneeze? I hardly dared to breathe collecting these! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 8, 2013 4:57 PM CST

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You are so bad T-rev. When I read your post I felt a great urge to sneeze.
That would sure be a disaster. Blinking

Wow Kate, that is some clean looking seeds, and a bunch of them at that. Lovey dubby
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 8, 2013 7:48 PM CST
So glad to have this posted from pre-parent plant, to bloom, seed and beyond!! How exciting Hurray!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 8, 2013 8:47 PM CST

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I agree Hurray!

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