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Topic: Saving Seeds?

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Subject: Saving Seeds?
Date Posted: 9/27/2008 1:31 PM ET
Member Since: 9/23/2006
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I brought in some seed heads from my Striped Marvel marigolds.  Obviously they need to dry more.  Does anyone have any tips for this other than just letting them sit there?

I think my other ones were a hybrid (Disco Flame) so I don't think there's any point in saving those ones.  They were a little short anyway.  I have Scarlet Starlet too.

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 6:32 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2005
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That's what I do.  Wait till they're pretty dried on the plant, collect them, let them dry some more in the house (usually placed on paper), then store them.   Have fun propagating those later!

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 7:26 PM ET
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Thanks, Chloe. 

I thought I might try some in the house to see if they were okay but they get awfully big for that.  I wanted to see if they bloomed true.