carol_r_gw

When to harvest Baptisia seeds?

carol-r
November 27, 2010

I just gathered my Baptisia seeds from the pods. Is this an ok time of year to do that? And what do I do with them now? I'd like to try and grow more plants next season. I live in VT.

Thanks,

Carol

Comments (4)

  • remy_gw

    Hi Carol,
    It is fine to collect them now. I recommend winter sowing them. If you do not know what that is, please check out the Winter Sowing forum here on GardenWeb. It is a method of sowing seeds in containers with a cover(that can let water in) so as to create a perfect environment for seed germination. It works great on hardy perennials. I personally like to use 2 liter pop bottles, but some prefer milk jugs or other containers. Anyway, check out the forum; lots of nice people hang out there.
    Remy

    Here is a link that might be useful: Winter Sowing Forum

  • gardenweed_z6a

    Hi Carol, I'll second what Remy said about winter sowing and add that I winter sowed baptisia seeds I harvested last year from my own plants and they grew nice and healthy.

    I mostly used milk jugs for winter sowing:

    I'm in north central CT.

    Eileen

  • remy_gw

    Nice pics Eileen! Would you mind if I used them when I teach winter sowing since I use pop bottles for mine?
    Remy

  • marthacr

    Eileen, how did your marker hold up over the winter? Is it Sharpie or a paint marker? So easy to read!
    Martha

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