cosmos, & saving seeds

tumblingtomatoesOctober 15, 2008

Hi, I've posted in the seed saving forum but had no answers yet so I thought I could give it a try here too, I am new here sooo......

We have some very pretty shades of pinks cosmos growing & want to save the seed for replanting.

Several have dropped their petals & what is left from the center of the flower is beginning to dry & seems prickly. I tried to break one open today to see the seeds but cannot seem to find them, the center of what I broke open is still soft inside.

Anyone have any info, greatly appreciated! Thanks very much!

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

you said it starting to dry go ahead & let it dry. I have allowed it to self sow... do nothing

    Bookmark   October 15, 2008 at 7:32PM
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Thanks, then they will come up on their own, right? Yeah, they are drying out now.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2008 at 9:15AM
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They do self sow nicely. I collect seed too. A lot of the cosmos seed heads look like a little ball of spikes. The pink ones are softer in shape.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cosmos Seedhead

    Bookmark   October 16, 2008 at 9:11PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

Yep, the seed are like spikes. They easily self-sow or can be easily gathered and winter sowed.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2008 at 7:36PM
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