Thursday, July 1, 2010

How to Save Zinnia Seeds



Several of you asked me about saving seeds from zinnias. 


It is very easy. 

After the flower dies,
just pull the petals off and the base of the petal is the seed (they are attached, one in the same)





Put the petals/seeds in a paper bag and store in a dark, dry place until next spring.


Here in Georgia - we plant after Good Friday (because the last frost is over, by then).  I have pretty blooms by mid-June. 



(frugal Friday)


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9 comments:

Paula said...

I am so sad that I didn't plant any Zinnias this year. Yours are so pretty!!

janet said...

Next tutorial....How to mail seeds to your blogger buddies ;-)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice to know so I can save some seeds, too.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Thanks for the tutorial girl:) Did ya know we can't plant things safely here until after MOTHER'S DAY! Isn't that crazy??

MamaMonki said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Zinnias are my favorite thing to grow in my flower beds - they make me so happy. Now I'll be able to be thrifty and save my seeds for next year. Hopefully, I don't forget where I put them!

Olive Cooper said...

Thanks bunches. I will do it when I grow some. In my defense I inherited a beautiful landscape and am waiting for things to bloom. ~olive~

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

How cool! I had no idea! I grew zinnias for a couple years but didn't know about the seed saving thing. Although I used to do that with my marigolds all the time.

jackie2830 said...

Thanks so much! Zinnias are my favorite and have been growing them for 20 years...they NEVER let you down. Except my top choice are Burpee's Giant Flowered Scarlet Queen which are red only. I love the wave of a single color, and now I find out they may be discontinued. So, your blog SAVED me! Thanks soooooooooo much!

Tanya Payzant said...

I planted zinnias for the first time this year...and now I'm going to save my seed for next year. Thank you so much!! :)

 
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