Lily seeds
Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:09:12 PDT
On 14 Aug 08, at 9:44, David Ehrlich wrote:

> A few years ago, I bought some Tango Lilies from Beck’s.  This summer, they
> produced a spectacular display.  Now, it looks like I have a number of ripening
> seed pods.  I’d like to collect the seed for the BX.  How can I tell when the
> pods are ripe – I don’t want to wait for them to dehisce. David Ehrlich

Wrap each seed pod in a piece of old panty hose material, fastened around the 
stem with a twist tie.

Dell Scherk will love you (as will those receiving the seeds) if you take the 
time and trouble to clean your contribution so it is free of chaff, fragments 
of seedpod, and infertile seed. The easiest method is to put the seed in a 
shallow dish and *gently* blow the extraneous material away. Or use the stone 
age method of tossing the material into the air when there's a breeze and 
letting it blow the junk away. A certain amount of picking out fragments of pod 
one by one will be necessary, but as the old adage has it, if it's worth doing 
at all, it's worth doing well.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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