Seed collecting bags

L. Cortopassi - G. Corazza
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:15:35 PDT
I also use them to prevent undesired crosses.
Gialuca Corazza.
Italy, Z9b

Il 31/lug/2017 5:58 PM, "Lee Poulsen" <> ha scritto:

> I was reading the article “Collecting & Preparing Seeds” by Robin Hansen
> in the latest issue of The Bulb Garden that is sent out to PBS members, and
> in it Robin mentions the difficulty of collecting ripe seeds if some insect
> or animal gets the seeds before you do or the seed pod pops and scatters
> the seeds before you get to it. I don’t know if the article is referring to
> collecting seeds in the wild but I used to have this problem collecting
> seeds from my own plants until I finally came upon the idea of using those
> small netted bags that are often used for wedding party favors. I finally
> found them on Amazon (using the search words 'organza wedding party jewelry
> gift pouch bags’) and they’re excellent for this purpose. They have
> drawstrings so they can be tightened around the seed pods long before they
> ripen, they’re lightweight, waterproof, and the material lets plenty of air
> through so no mold or fungus forms and the seed pod doesn’t get cooked by
> the sunlight either, yet the seeds can’t escape and creatures can’t get to
> them. They come in different colors (so you notice them and don’t forget
> you’re collecting the seeds—even if you do, the seeds will still be there
> long after they’re ready to harvest), can be re-used, and they’re pretty
> cheap; 100 small bags cost about US$8.00 on Amazon.
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
> Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m
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