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Seed Collecting

Postby mebbie » Sep 22, 2012 7:07 pm

Hi everyone. I planted a Datura this summer. The flowers have been lovely. Now I'd like to collect the seed pods for next year. The trouble is they are bristled with sharp thorns.
Has anyone a hint about how to do it?
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Re: Seed Collecting

Postby orchidguy » Sep 22, 2012 8:09 pm

Hi Mebbie

The only way I know how to collect these pods are with the aid of a thick pair of gloves.
Once collected, I store mine in a paper bag (pods n' all) that is kept in a cool place over the winter months.

I start my daturas early (March), so I am able to transplant mature blooming plants at the beginning of the season.

Good Luck
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