Question about harvesting seed

Robin Carrier
Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:17:24 PST
i'll bet the compost  got hot as it rotted and  made it warm for the seeds 
to sprout.

robin c
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fred Biasella" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 2:57 PM
Subject: [pbs] Question about harvesting seed

> Hello All,
> For the past 3 years or so I have been cutting off the scapes of Eucomis 
> after they flower but before the seed ripen and threw them on the 
> "composting" pile in the garden. Not only did they finish ripening but 
> they also sprouted the following spring, despite our rather brutal winter. 
> So you can add Eucomis to this list of harvesting seeds after the scape is 
> removed.
> Regards,
> Fred Biasella
> Cambridge (Boston) MA
> USDA Zone 6b
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