Germinating Seeds

Seeds From Plants

Anonymous added on July 21, 2011 | Answered

When a seed pod on the stem from a living plant (not yet dried out, that is the plant!) is taken and dried out, are these seeds able to produce seedlings/plants? Or do I need to wait until the plant is completely dried out (dead) from these seeds to produce?

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    Answered on July 22, 2011

    It really depends on the plant. What kind of plant are you trying to harvest seeds from?

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    Answered on July 22, 2011

    It is best to allow the seed pod to dry on the plant. There is a trick with some plants to catch the seed if they drop from the plant before you pick them. There is great variance in how this is handled dictated by what kind of plant it is. You can research "Saving Seed" on the internet and specify the kind of seed you wish to save.

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