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Johnny1 wrote (see)
hello my lupin has now pretty much gone to seed can anyone tell me when is the best time to propagate lupin seeds and how is this achieved and when to sow them. thank you John
Not yet -if the pods are at the grey fluffy stage-wait until they go brown and give them a shake- you can hear the seed rattling in the pods.
You can sow them immediately after harvesting if you wish- they will take a year or so to flower -make sure you protect the precious seedlings from the nasty slug .
If you wish to keep the seed store in a paper bag and sow early next year
One useful piece of info, when the seeds of things which can wait to be sown in Spring, are dry and ready for storage, the tubes in which Steradent comes are really good. they are sterile and air tight.
can i take the seeds out of a pepper and grow them
Yes, but the peppers they produce will depend on whether the parent fruit is a hybrid or pure variety. If a hybrid, you will end up with a version of the parent fruit. If a pure variety, provided it wasn't cross-pollinated, you will end up with the same fruit.
mariarossi wrote (see)
I have been given some hollyhock seeds could you advise me when to plant them? Maria Galway Ireland
Hi mariarossi - I would suggest that you sow the hollyhock seeds now and then overwinter the resulting seedlings in a coldframe, greenhouse or the like !! The plants can then be planted in the ground next spring.
I've never had much luck with hollyhocks from seed - largely because they get eaten by slugs/snails before they get established - even in the dry summers in Lincolnshire - a distant memory now !!
Thanks to others for the helpful tips and information - it's always very interesting reading the posts on the forum
what do i do with pepper seeds i've taken out of the peppers & when do i plant them
Dry them on some kitchen roll-then store for sowing next February
If you've got a species plant it will seed true. If you have a fancy cultivar it won't, though it may be similar enough to pass.
Why not sow the seeds instead of storing them. In a pot of free draining compost, outside, grit on top. They germinate in spring
I save seeds where possible,then grow them on to sale as plants at local fetes .
tie a paper bag to the seed head before it starts to dry out and then wait until it dried because as it tries it will twist to release it's seeds and the paper bag will stop them falling to the ground
Seed head and not the flower, wait until the flower has stopped it's cycle and start to show signs of dying
Poppies Debby 1967.....easy peasy....save seed heads & sprinkle about
I am saving seed this year encouraged by these blogs. I have also "sown" seed from a `Panicum Purple Haze` as it has baby grasses around it in the garden. Probably just the weather for it this summer. There is nothing to lose by trying!
I really like these Pages!
I let mine self seed as you can always remove if in wrong place. I have a country garden backing on to stream, fields & river & don't mind seeing them popping up. If removal is important it is an easy job.