Re: I got seeds :)

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Posted by Newt on May 28, 2002 at 17:41:52:

In Reply to: I got seeds :) posted by Susan on May 28, 2002 at 15:01:48:

: The pod from the first bloom on my Purple Star Of Yelta (I think that's right) "browned out" a few days ago but was still firm.

: There was a heavy rain this morning and I don't know if that helped or not, but I sqeezed the pod and it released 4 seeds!

: I only managed to catch one and since they ae black I couldn't see them in the wet soil. If the sprout, yeah! If not, atleast I know how to collect them now.

: Thanks everyone!!

Another trick is to tie the foot of pantyhose around the stem until the seeds fall into it. There are also little mesh bags that you can probably get at a crafts store to tie around the stems. Works great for catching the seeds. Only do this once the seed pods have formed.

Happy 'hunting'!
Newt


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