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Susan 17Susan 17 Posts: 95

I am aiming to collect seed this year for next years summer plants.  Can you collect the seed pods as soon as the  petals have dropped from the flowers, the pod is still green or do you have to wait until the  pod dies back naturally , dries and bursts

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    You need to wait. there are a few exceptions but not many.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,461

    Also check if it's an F1 hybrid. It's not worth saving seed from F1 hybrids as it does not come true to the parents.

  • Susan 17Susan 17 Posts: 95

    ok thanks for the info, see how it goes. 

     

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