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 Post subject: Collecting the seed.
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:41 pm 

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Hello,I have picked all my leaf(about 1000 leaves) the biggest being over 24 inches.All the plants are still in and getting second growth.What I need to know is when to pick the seed heads as they all have flowered and some still have heaps of pink flowers.i do not plan on growing so much again and will be giving the seed to those that want it(they send me a post payed envelope)Do you wait for them to die off or just pick and dry them.We have had a few frosts but the plants have not even flinched.Any advice would be great

 Post subject: Re: Collecting the seed.
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:45 pm 
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Generally speaking, it is a matter for concern for one reason only... Volunteers of unknown origin could grow the following year.

When most the pods have browned out, leaving few flowers, I put a brown paper bag over the bag I have made from Organza or AGC-15 to prevent cross pollination, clip the main stalk, tie the bag closed,m label it, and hang it up inside the garage.

I've never come up short on seed, though I do like getting different strains to try.

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