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?
Seeds From Plants
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It really depends on the plant. What kind of plant are you trying to harvest seeds from?
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.