Harvesting Dry Seeds

July 20, 2018

Harvest dry seeds while still on the plant, once they have completely matured and dried. The dry pods will be easy to open or will burst open on their own, and the seeds inside will be hard and completely dry.

These butterfly weed (Asclepias sp.) seed are dry and ready to be harvested.​
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

Keeping seeds in a cool, dry place will help extend their life. Be aware, however, that the longer you store seeds, the more their germination rate decreases.

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