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Wild foxglove seed saving


 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Wild foxglove seed saving Reply with quote

Was out walking last night and noted the wild foxgloves were beginning to loose their flowers. They seem to be plentyful everywhere except on my ditch. So I was just wondering what is the best way to save their seeds for resowing outside my house.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We saved lots of wildflower seeds last summer, before the local lads "tidied up" the grass verges. We collected the dry seeds in kitchen roll, and left the in brown envelopes in a cool dark drawer. We sowed them in the spring, in John Innes 1, and potted on into multipurpose. We now have foxglove, verbascum, hemp agrimony, cowslip, and "Birr Road mix", to plant out next spring. Good Luck! Ps, foxgloves are biennial, so they will grow the first year, and flower the next.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply, I checked the pods last nite, no doable so I suppose they need to be left a little longer to dry out before they can be harvested.
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