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Jun 19, 2015 7:51 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Came across this cool video:

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Jun 19, 2015 8:15 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Very cool! Amazing to watch the explosions of seeds.

Thanks for posting it.
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Jun 19, 2015 8:23 AM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
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That is so cool!
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Jun 19, 2015 9:39 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Thank You! Dave,
I've been hit in the eye when the Alstroemeria start popping but wow, look at that squirting cucumber! I might want to grow that just to watch the show. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Jun 19, 2015 9:57 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
You can put an impatiens pod in your palm and feel it explode - doing it outside, where you'd like impatiens to grow is the best place for the fun.
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Jun 19, 2015 10:07 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
The seedpods of both Texas Goatweed (Croton capitatus) and Tapioca Plant (Manihot esculenta) explode after being picked. I've had pods from the latter blow up in my office and they really go flying around the room. You could get hurt!
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Jun 19, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Good warning.

I, stupidly, put several pods in a saucer in the kitchen one night, many years ago. What a mess!
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Jun 19, 2015 10:32 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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Thanks for sharing Thumbs up

I have collected touch-me not seeds and there is a technique one must use not to loose the seeds.

That squirting cucumber is so cool makes me want to grow one just to experience the show.
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Eternity, only two.
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Jun 19, 2015 1:14 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Like seed fireworks! Thanks for sharing! Love it! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Jun 19, 2015 8:10 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Yep, sitting right here at the computer I was attacked by exploding seeds that were in a bowl on the shelf above me...Butterfly Pea Vine. Ouch!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Jun 19, 2015 8:24 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Why do we always have to learn the hard way? LOL
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Jun 20, 2015 6:18 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Wow! very very cool.

There is a little weed here that I do not know the name of. But when you touch it when ripe the seeds explode every where. I get several in my eye every day this time of year. Not fun
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Jun 20, 2015 6:38 AM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
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Thank You! Dave! Really amazing to watch this video, I like how the cucumber spits the seeds out the end.
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Jun 20, 2015 7:56 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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That's an incredibly beautiful video!

pirl said:You can put an impatiens pod in your palm and feel it explode - doing it outside, where you'd like impatiens to grow is the best place for the fun.


LOL, I love to surprise people that have never experienced this... "here, just gently touch this thing" Big Grin
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Jun 20, 2015 8:28 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Thumbs up But first put on these safety goggles! Rolling on the floor laughing
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Jun 20, 2015 10:38 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
My husband put an impatiens pod in my daughter's hand, outside, and she yelped when it exploded (just as I had done).
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Jun 20, 2015 11:14 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Just about everyone does that, if they don't know what's coming! Rolling on the floor laughing
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Jun 20, 2015 10:31 PM CST
Name: Reine
Cleveland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Nice video. Thank You! Plants are amazing. I never get tired of seeing what plants can do. Thumbs up

I have to tie small net bags over some of my euphorbias flowers to save the seeds. Same with Jatropha podagrica. Dorstenia foetida expels their seeds quite a distance. I find them growing in a lot of my pots. I call them succulent weeds. Hilarious!
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Jun 23, 2015 8:47 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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Very science-fiction-y video!

I like having it available right "in" the thread, not as a link.
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Jun 24, 2015 10:41 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Love this video and I agree with RickCorey, it's nice to have it embedded instead of having to click on a link. That cucumber with it's exploding seeds was really amazing!
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