Seed collecting bags

Jim McKenney
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:00:58 PDT
A favorite Hosta here is H. ventricosa which blooms on 30" scapes. Deer ignore the leaves of this species, but deer will eat the developing inflorescence. And something, maybe deer, maybe squirrels or other rodents, eats the developing seed capsules. Since this species comes true from seeds, I try to raise some yearly. The critters have already taken some of the seed capsules this year. To protect the remaining seed capsules, I slide the infructescence into one of those long plastic bags the newspaper comes in and fasten it with a paper/wire twist. Perhaps it would be a good idea to puncture the bag in a few places to be sure the seeds don't cook, although I've never done that and get loads of good seed. 
Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where for the last few delightful days it's been more like Maine than Maryland. 
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