Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saving Seeds: Bluebonnets
Ok these are actually Maroon bonnets, but same difference. I pulled them out because I didn't really enjoy the color in the garden and hung them to dry a back corner of the garage. You can leave them to go to seed in the ground just as easily, probably easier, I was just done with them. But I am saving the seeds to pass on to others at a future seed exchange. We are letting our actual bluebonnets go to seed in the garden so they will hopefully reseed themselves in the same spot for next year.
So saving the seeds: they turn brown on the stem.
Then you will see the pods start to crack open on their own or you can crack them open. They should open very easily if they are ready. If its hard to open them or they are bending- they are not ready.
Pop open the pod and pull the seeds out.
Save and date em and ta da! You are done.