Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saving seeds to have the same colors in the next season

To collect Petunia and Phlox seeds, I let a few of the blossoms die back naturally and did not deadhead them. When the flower dries and falls off, the calyx swells (this is the seedpod), turns brown and dry and splits open. The pod contains numerous tiny little dark seeds. Put these seeds in an airtight container or paper bag for storage.

9 comments:

  1. Hi UG
    Good luck and I look forward to your plants in the next season :).

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  2. Your blog header is stunning. So glad that
    I stopped in tonight.....

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  3. Unfortunately so many of the Petunia's over here are F1 Hybrids.

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  4. Beautiful photos! thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wow that's a lot of seeds! Now you have got me thinking of Petunia. I really love to see their vast variety of colours. Currently I am looking for blue ones to add into my garden.

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  6. great post. although the ones common here are not open pollinated but hybird so regrowing from seed is not common here. i do save the seeds of rain lilies here.

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  7. Your petunias are gorgeous. No wonder you want to preserve their lineage!

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  8. Thanks for the guiding photographs.
    I agree with chandramouli there, the petunias are gorgeous and so will be the potential those seeds hold.

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