harvesting marigold seed

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  1. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    is it best to leave the stalk turn totally brown or is it ok to take the heads when it is still partly green. i have many and i don't want the pods to mold while i wait for them to totally dry.
     
  2. bill177

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    I take the pods when they are partially brown and a llittle crunchy at the tops. Split them open and spread the seeds out on a news paper. They will remain drying for about ten days. Then I place them in a large paper envelope for storage. Cool dry place for storage is required.

    Watch out for hybreds - you never know what will grow from their seeds. :shrug:
     

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    woodspirit Well-Known Member

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    I always dead head them and pull the seeds out and replant them right away and they will grow and flower the same year. As for savingseeds, Ive always just dead headed them and tossed them into an envelope till spring.
     
  4. MELOC

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    so there is no need to wait until they are totally dry on the stalk. thanks.