Harvesting And Saving Zinnia Seeds

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Seed saving is an important skill for any gardener. While growers of open-pollinated vegetables undoubtedly benefit from learning to save their own seeds, the same can also be said of flower growers. Fortunately, the process is relatively straightforward. Below we will explore how to harvest zinnia seeds in greater detail.  How to Save Zinnia Seeds Before gardeners are able to begin collecting zinnia seeds, they will first need to make certain the selected plants are open-pollinated. While hybrid varieties of zinnia can be quite beautiful, there is no guarantee that they will grow true-to-type from saved seed. Each bloom will also need to be allowed to fully open and remain on the plant. This means allowing for the flower head to dry completely on the plant, until it has turned brown. At this time, the flower should feel brittle or crunchy when squeezed between the fingertips. Once this has occurred, […]

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