Seed Collecting Q&A


Seed Collecting Q&A

All and any questions, answers, tips about how to collect and store seeds.

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Development of a possible new red onion 18 Replies

Started by Richard Watson. Last reply by Richard Watson Nov 5, 2012.

Saving Hybrid Carrot Seed 3 Replies

Started by Stacey King. Last reply by Penny Platt Sewell Jul 8, 2012.

Seed saver field trip -

Started by Kathrina Muller Nov 22, 2011.

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Comment by Tamsin Scott on September 26, 2012 at 4:19pm

Hello all,

Just to let you know, the Southland Seed Savers network catalogue is out and we are ready for any seed orders you have.  The catalogue is available here.

Happy gardening!!

Comment by moggy on March 27, 2012 at 10:26pm

just moved into this place and the former owner was a dahlia lover. I can agree they self seed all over the place, been mowing them there were so many.

Comment by David Bell on March 27, 2012 at 10:14pm

Dahlias will grow from seed without any help. I simply let the dead heads fall, and did nothing else. I have about 6 or 7 seedlings. One of them is absolutely gorgeous. They were self-sown, and will usually flower second year.

You can save seed from and mature seed heads. Self sown will not germinate until spring is warm enough, so no special care is needed.

Comment by moggy on March 27, 2012 at 2:28pm

I would give it a go even without the leaves on, you aren't wasting anything if it does not work. I have had one top sprout a new leaf, though I never got it to survive into a new plant.

Comment by Lisa L on March 27, 2012 at 12:28pm

Hi they cut all the tops off now before they enter the country it is considered a biohazard!

Comment by Lynn on March 27, 2012 at 12:25pm

Sadly, most of the pineapples arrive imported without the 'tufts' and have already been cut to the level of the top of the pineapple. Once upon a time, they all arrived with the spikes, but sadly rarely any more

Comment by David Bell on March 27, 2012 at 12:14pm

The leaves are the bit that grows. Ask the shop to keep a pineapple for you with all of the leaves still on.

Comment by Claudine on March 27, 2012 at 11:58am

Hi sorry what I mean is they cut down the leaves so there is no green showing at the top of the pineapple,  will it grow back?

Comment by David Bell on March 27, 2012 at 11:54am

Sorry, no. Ask the shop for one (or more) of the tops. Question. What do they do with them after they cut them off?

Comment by moggy on March 27, 2012 at 11:51am

they don't have any at the moment, but will have some soon


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