My first pod split today so I have my very first home made seeds!
There were only 6 seeds in it but six is six! They all look firm and healthy and black. I have put them in a paper envelope and put then inside to dry for a few days and then they go in the fridge in a little plastic bag--is that right?
It was a cross between Aquamarine and Star Child, I was a little surprised there were so few seeds as I was thinking dips. generally produce more but I have another pod of the same cross and a couple with Star Child as pod parent and Aquamarine as pollen donater.
Then again, with the pretty much constant rain here I am rather surprised and pleased that anything took.
Thinking ahead for next year, after pollinating should I cover the top of the pistil (stamen?) so that if it rains after pollinating it can't wash off the pollen.
Also, none of the ones I tried with chilled or frozen pollen have worked, what do the rest of you do who also have a lot of rain to get dry pollen, bearing in mind that it has rained almost every day since May here?
Fingers crossed for my other pods, and drier weather next year!