Prickly Seed Pods?: prickly seed pods

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Prickly Seed Pods?

By greene
December 17, 2013

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...

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Name: Sandra Williams
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dec 21, 2013 1:29 PM CST
I have been there and love your idea. I also like the idea of using that type coffee filter for drying/saving. The flat bottom allows for a standing file for seeds in a box or basket of the right size.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Dec 21, 2013 9:11 PM CST
It was quite by accident that I came up with the coffee filter idea. I had been trying to refill a canister with 100 new coffee filters when the whole mess slipped out of my hands onto the (not so clean) floor. I tossed some into the compost bin and salvaged the rest for other projects.

For the container of 'the right size' - here is another re-purpose idea - those 4 plastic bed lifters, you know to make your bed higher up so you can fit even more junk under the bed? - well, they must not work because people are forever throwing them away. I use 3 of them, upended, to hold my flat bottomed coffee filters full of drying seeds.

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