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Harvesting aniseed

Anonymous added on June 24, 2015 | Answered

I have been growing Pimpinella anisum from seed, and the plants have flowered on my window sill; most are now going to seed and the flower heads are fading. I hear I can store the seed by snipping off the flower heads to keep in a dark drawer, and that this is how to harvest aniseed for culinary use. Is it and, if so, how exactly should I go about it? Thanks.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on June 25, 2015

    Yes, you an do it this way if you like. I typically keep mine in brown paper bags in a dark location. This article will help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/harvesting-garden-seeds.htm

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