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Collecting seeds from Celosia

Posted by aquadragonfly 7b NC (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 8, 13 at 15:18

I read someone's post that says they just go shake the plant to collect the seeds.
MY question is: When can I start collecting?

I had a few plants which were finished blooming because the blooms had more or less dried. When I cut them off there didn't seem to be any seeds left.
SO when should I collect them or how can I tell if they are ready?
Should I just go shake the plant as suggested in another post?
They are still blooming and our weather is still nice enough I don't want to cut the blooms yet especial if the seeds are not ready.
I want to grow more of them next year and share some from one in particular. (pic attached)

Please advise....thanks so much!
:) Aqua

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RE: Collecting seeds from Celosia

I have been collecting seed from celosia flaming feathers for the past week. I have not cut the blooms off. I just upend or turn the booms sideways and shake over a shoe box. Got plenty of ripe seed from plants that are still blooming and from those which have just begun turn pale brown at the edges.

RE: Collecting seeds from Celosia

I collected some seeds from the feather type today but the one in the picture is a little harder. The seeds are at the base.
I guess I will wait a bit then cut it. I don't think there is any other way. At least I will have some for next year so it's good.
Thanks valeriepa, I appreciate you taking time to post.

:) Aqua

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