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Can anybody help me with when to harvest datura seedpods?
can I pick them now when they are still green. Or do I have to wait till they mature on the plant.
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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 16,484
    I would wait until they are mature. Bear in mind that datura and its seeds are very poisonous. 
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,246
    I came across this which may be of some help
    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/pick-seeds-datura-plant-66939.html

    You must have enough toxins in your garden by now to kill half the country 😁
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 6,024
    Have NEVER in 20 years managed to germinate one from seed,either collected or bought
  • ThedarkoneThedarkone Posts: 47
    Pete.8 said:
    I came across this which may be of some help
    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/pick-seeds-datura-plant-66939.html

    You must have enough toxins in your garden by now to kill half the country 😁
    Thank you. That information is really good. I think I will leave them to mature on the plant. Once again. Thanks alot.
  • ThedarkoneThedarkone Posts: 47
    edited 21 July
    I know it’s poisonous but I have grown it for along time. Growing the nightshades is what I am really good at. I try to grow a different nightshade every year. I will always grow datura and the others.🗿
    they amaze me.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,246
    They are a fascinating group of plants - best of luck with them :)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Chris-P-BaconChris-P-Bacon Posts: 332
    I've always propagated my Brugs from cuttings.
  • ThedarkoneThedarkone Posts: 47
    Pete.8 said:
    They are a fascinating group of plants - best of luck with them :)
    Pete.8 said:
    They are a fascinating group of plants - best of luck with them :)
    Thank you.🤗
  • ThedarkoneThedarkone Posts: 47
    I've always propagated my Brugs from cuttings.
    Not brugs. Datura stramonium.

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 6,024
    Brugsmansias not called Datura anymore. We just have one of the former now. Last Datura was a metallica, gorgeous colour and smell.Nightshades eh,no wonder you are thedarkone. Do folk actually realise spuds,and tomatoes are in this family!
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