Seed collecting bags

William R.P. Welch via pbs
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:55:16 PDT
Organza bags.  On Amazon. Very cheap.  Made in China, shipped direct to your mailbox.   I like 4x5 inches.  Just bought 1000.  Ran around $40.  They come with drawstrings to cinch snugly around the stem.  Reusable, not harmed by moisture.  

I think the largest I saw was around 10x12 inches.  I got a few for enclosing an entire amaryllis head.  

Best wishes,

Bill the Bulb Baron (William R.P. Welch)


William R.P. Welch, 1031 Cayuga Street, Apt B, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA (831) 236-8397

> On Jul 31, 2017, at 11:11 AM, Nhu Nguyen <> wrote:
> If you grow plants with explosive capsules like Oxalis and Impatiens, these
> bags are invaluable! Ernie DeMarie pointed them out to me a few years ago
> and my horticultural experience has never been the same. They are good for
> all the benefits that Lee mentioned.
> Nhu
>> On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 5:58 AM, Lee Poulsen <> wrote:
>> 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.
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