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Q.How do I start a geranium from a plant I already have

Zone Buffalo, NY 14227 | Anonymous added on July 16, 2020 | Answered

I have a geranium that is citronella and I want to be able to save some seeds to start one year after year. Where are the seeds?

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Answered on July 18, 2020

Geranium seeds aren't obvious, but they are there. First, do not deadhead the blossoms as you might normally do, but allow the blossoms to wilt. Watch for elongated, pointy pods that form underneath the bloom. These "cranesbill" pods contain seeds at the bottom of each pod, and are ripe when the pod turns from green to brown. Experts advise gently attaching a mesh bag around the stem to catch them as they drop, since they will eventually open up and fling their seeds to the wind. Once you've collected them, lay them out to dry and separate the seeds from the pods.

Here's an article about collecting flower seeds: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/harvesting-garden-seeds.htm and another that discusses how to store them: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/storing-seeds.htm

You also can start new plants by taking cuttings:

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