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cosmos, & saving seeds

Posted by tumblingtomatoes fl (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 15, 08 at 15:54

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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RE: cosmos, & saving seeds

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


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RE: cosmos, & saving seeds

Thanks, then they will come up on their own, right? Yeah, they are drying out now.


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RE: cosmos, & saving seeds

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


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RE: cosmos, & saving seeds

  • Posted by bakemom z6 Central Ohio (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 18, 08 at 19:36

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


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