Starting from seed. Seed collection methods.

diana chapman
Tue, 31 Aug 2004 19:44:31 PDT
Jim and All:

I don't know about mesh bags, but I have use tea bags - the empty ones that
you can buy to make your own.  I staple them over the seed capsule.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J.E. Shields" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Starting from seed. Seed collection methods.

> Ken and all,
> I'd be interested in finding a source of such mesh bags.  It would be nice
> if they had a drawstring top, too.  I lose countless seeds that I would
> like to collect -- Gladiolus, Primula, Trillium, Fritillaria.  The tend to
> be gone with the wind by the time I realize the pods have ripened enough
> harvest.
> Jim's ziptop plastic baggies sound great -- I already keep them on hand
> storing daylily and clivia seeds.   After the seeds have ripened and been
> harvested and cleaned.
> So where can one purchase quantities of fine-mesh bags (with drawstring
> Jim Shields
> in central Indiana
> At 12:41 PM 8/31/2004 -0700, ken wrote:
> >........
> >I currently use nylon mesh bags. I tie them around seed heads and
> >clumps.  They
> >are not elastic so none of the problems with nylon stockings and they
> >not tear
> >like paper bags. They are very fine nylon mesh and will even capture very
> >tiny
> >wild onion seeds and they still allow some sun in and natural air
> >for
> >more natural development of the heads. They are also excellent for drying
> >pods and
> >seeds........
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