not pod cast. pod collection. seed pods. they are ripening. they are bursting open. as they do i collect them. and the tag with the cross information. they go into an envelope. and after a little drying they go into storage. waiting out the winter until it is time to plant…


17 thoughts on “pods

  1. Gradmama2011

    One pod by the garage, opening, looks like a bird or bug found it but still has several ripe seeds. There are maybe four more buds by the front deck, one is soft at the base, the other four are still hard. How exciting! (I don’t get out much ;.)

    1. John Hric Post author

      You would have asked me to take a said-a-give had you watched me sorting/counting seeds. Somewhere between Count from Sesame Street and Mel Brooks Dr. Frankenstien. “Ahh, ahh, ahh that is going to be a good cross.” Do make sure the seeds are firm – not mushy. Let them air dry for an hour or two. Then put them in a plastic bag and keep them cool until planting. A lot of people keep them in the vegetable drawer. Good luck with your seeds Gradmama.

      1. Gradmama2011

        Like the king in the counting house? haha So far I just have the one I call: “Lily One” in an envelope with info written on it. She’s on the stem, I didn’t try to remove seeds I just put a paper clip on the envelope to keep the seeds from falling out.

      2. John Hric Post author

        You will want to remove them and let them air dry. Often I will have several days worth of envelopes sitting on the dining room table still sitting in the pods. Enjoy.

      3. John Hric Post author

        Most look plump at harvest. Not all though. Some are wrinkled. I have planted both wrinkled and plump. They both hold the possibility of sprouting. I know having planted several wrinkled seeds in the same place for all of a cross. And have gotten multiple germinations at each spacing. Wrinkled seeds will sprout.

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