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Hardy Geranium Seeds....
Could someone please tell me how and when to collect seed from hardy geraniums?
Sorry this is a bit basic - but I have never collected seed before :)



After flowering, the 'cranesbill' shaped bit is what you need. As they ripen they turn brownish.
Nip them off into a paper bag and label.
Store them for a week or two to dry them out completely. Give the bag a shake to loosen the seeds from the pods then sort the wheat from the chaff...
Happy days will follow, Geranium do well from seed.

1 Jun, 2012


And don't be too slow, they explode away from the plant very quickly and all you are left with is the empty capsule.

2 Jun, 2012


Try tree and shrub seeds as well, its fun..some need special treatment to get germination and crosses take bits from both parents so that you get suprises.....good or bad!

2 Jun, 2012


Thanks all...I'll keep an bag/envelope with me at all times, so I don't miss them.
I'll try these first Pam - might just promote myself to some shrubs next year :)
Fractal I store them in a dark place?

2 Jun, 2012

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