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Zinnias / Moonflower still not dry for harvesting!

Posted by mamashakesit NW Arkansas (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 27, 12 at 22:32

Hi all - It is nearly November, there's been a few nights of freeze and neither my zinnia heads or my moonflower vine pods are dried to the point where I should be harvesting. (From what I've read).

They don't seem very damaged by the freeze, but why aren't they drying? Can I clip the zinnia heads off and dry them in the windowsill? I'm afraid if it gets much colder the moonflower pods will be mush. Any suggestions?

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RE: Zinnias / Moonflower still not dry for harvesting!

take apart a seedhead and see how far developed the seeds are. if they look dark and well developed, then you can cut them off and dry them on a paper plate indoors for a few days.

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