Are these pansy seeds
sueporter312002 Posts: 61
I've been dead heading my pansies & most have a pod in the middle (see photo) if I open them, there is white seeds inside, but I also noticed that some have dried out & opened up to brown dry seeds. Which are the ones I'm supposed to sow please. I've added photos of each. Thanks
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
If you take undeveloped seed pods off the plant, it can't propagate itself so you get more flowers as it tries to create more seeds. That's why you dead head - because the seeds aren't mature.
If you wait until the seeds mature, they are ready to sprout so you can take them off the plant and sow them yourself (or leave them and the plant will self sow).
To answer your question, the white seeds are immature and if you've taken them off the plant, they won't mature into viable seeds, so just throw them. You will however get more flowers!
The brown seeds are mature and you can sow them. The seed pod in your photo (the one that looks like a horror show open alien mouth!) Is full of mature seeds for you to sow.