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

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Seed saver field trip -

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Comment by Claudine on March 27, 2012 at 11:49am

Our vegi shop have cut the tops down so there is no tuft of green, if I buy one and plant it will it grow back?


Comment by David Bell on March 27, 2012 at 11:44am

If you mean, pineapples, simply cut the top (the tuft of green, with a little bit of the pineapple) off a pineapple, and plant it. Presto, pineapple plant. Tropical, so frost tender.

Comment by Claudine on March 27, 2012 at 11:26am

Does any one know how I can grow a pineapple plant or where to get one to get me started?

Comment by Richard Watson on March 24, 2012 at 10:01pm

Yes ive got heaps of Scotland broad bean seed if you would like some,its last seasons but it should be fine,just send me a PM

Comment by Roxy Hart on March 24, 2012 at 6:09pm

Hi guys :)  am wondering if anybody has any spare heritage brood bean seeds to spare?

Comment by Roxy Hart on March 24, 2012 at 6:08pm

Hi Kali, Thats awesome thanks heaps. il make sure the ones i keep for seed are kept well away from each other :)

Comment by moggy on March 21, 2012 at 9:40pm

you can get different grades of it - finer for seeds, coarser for potting up. Coconut fibre has an advantage over standard potting mixes in that it is sterile.

Comment by June Skelly on March 21, 2012 at 9:00pm

Moggy your hint on coconut fibre sounds good, I haven't had any experience of using it yet, but it sounds like a good idea. My jiffy pot is working well for my Brahmi cutting, I'm keeping it in a dish of water, keeping my fingers crossed.

Comment by June Skelly on March 21, 2012 at 8:58pm

Thanks for the hint Tara, I'm going to write down all the helpful hints I'm getting from this site. As well as saving money it helps recycle

Comment by Kali on March 21, 2012 at 8:54pm

HI Roxy, I'll paraphrase my book Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth... . because lettuces are insect pollinated this causes some crossing maybe about 5%. in varieties side by side,  she says some varieties have flowers that open for as little as 30 mins, some for several hours.  which affects the likelihood of crossing. commercial growers separate their crop by at least 3m and up to 6m. caging ensures purity if they are flowering at the same time, wrap seed heads just before the flowers open, this can be removed once the seed heads start to dry. does that help [-:  ?


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