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Identifying Calendula seeds

Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

could you please help me to identify which part of the dried Calendula flower head is the actual seed. I hope I'm right in guessing it's the smaller inner circle of seeds and not the larger outer layer. 

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Many thanks.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    calendula seeds are curly image

  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

    ? are you saying that the lager ones on the Rt are also seeds?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    yes, they're the seeds. I can't see the ones on the left clearly enough to say if they are as well. 

  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    Agree with Nutcutlet...the seeds are the larger curly bits.......not sure what the other ones are 

  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

    Just watched a YouTube video, the smaller ones on the Lt from the centre of the flower head are the seeds. 

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,374

    Sorry bright star, but the video is wrong!

    As said the seeds are long and curly, I have grown them for many years.

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  • I have always thought that the seeds are the curly ones - we have been growing them ( we call them common marigolds) for decades - in fact we find that the plants self seed, so we never bother to sow the seeds - they just drop, germinate and grow in our veg patch - they are great for deterring white fly from our veg plants. No sprays used here to deter aphids, the Calendula do it for us.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,516

    Many gardening videos on YouTube are made by people who know more about cameras than plants.

    They are making vanity recordings of their own inadequacies and showing them to the world. 

    Dont believe everything you see on the internet ... Check the source. 

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  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    You should plant both and see for yourself........

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397
    Mary370 says:

    You should plant both and see for yourself........

    See original post

     I agree, in separate pots. Then you will know for sure and will be able to advise the next person that asks this question

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