Help harvesting Zinnia seeds

threegirls0408(7)August 22, 2008

Hi all! Can someone please help me with directions on harvesting Zinnia seeds. I am new to gardening and I have alot of beautiful, healthy, productive Zinnias and I would love to get some seeds from them.

Thanks in advance!


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agirlsgirl(7 North Carolina)

Hi! I found a pic that may help. Make sure you do not harvest until the pod has turned brown,I wait until there is a couple of inches of brown down the stem below the pod,and still check to make sure the seeds are ripe before I pick! Good Luck! :)

Here is the pic,the other link I provided should also be helpful!

Here is a link that might be useful: the seed site

    Bookmark   August 23, 2008 at 1:07AM
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when the flower dies off, just pull the outer petals off n seeds should be attached, or you can rip it apart n get the seeds lol ive done both
heres a pic of seeds if that helps.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2008 at 1:12AM
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good info agirlsgirl!! i love the seedsite!:)
i tend to take pics new of seeds so i know what im looking for or ill forget lol

    Bookmark   August 23, 2008 at 1:26AM
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agirlsgirl(7 North Carolina)

That's a great idea!:D

    Bookmark   August 23, 2008 at 1:38AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

HERE is a thread about it over at The Seed Saving Forum. There is a link in it too, and shows pics that are a little different. I guess the different varieties might have different looking seeds...maybe?


    Bookmark   August 23, 2008 at 12:43PM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

OOOhhh the seed site is wonderful...I found some new favorites to list on my Want List :-) Thanks agirlsgirl.


    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 8:35AM
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