How do I collect seeds from my Cosmos plants?
North East England, United Kingdom
I've deadheaded my Cosmos this afternoon, and some of the flowers were "deader" than they usually are when I snip them off! Due entirely to this site, I'm now inspired to collect the seeds and have a go at growing my own!
Trouble is, I can't decide just what ARE the seeds! Attached photo of a deadheaded flower, and the things that may or may not be the seeds. Are the seeds the little things on the left, or the more substantial things on the right?
Once I've got that established, I then need to know, (please!) what to do with them, how to dry(?) them, store them and when to sow them!
Can you tell I've never done this before? However, I'm very excited at the thought of growing my own, so please be gentle with me!
- 23 Aug, 2009