Starting from seed. Seed collection methods.

J.E. Shields
Tue, 31 Aug 2004 17:43:30 PDT
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 to 

Jim's ziptop plastic baggies sound great -- I already keep them on hand for 
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 tops)?

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 will 
>not tear
>like paper bags. They are very fine nylon mesh and will even capture very 
>wild onion seeds and they still allow some sun in and natural air movement 
>more natural development of the heads. They are also excellent for drying 
>pods and

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

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