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Re: collecting Legumes


It's getting a bit cold here, will sink into the 20s one night this week, so
maybe it's time to collect.

The sowing details I have indicate presoak for 12 hrs b4 sowing in indoors
in February.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karen Fernsler" <kmwos@korora.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] collecting Legumes


> I've the same problem -- when to remove them.
>
> My best luck seems to be when I wait for the pod to dry completely
> on the plant -- for what I harvest that usually ends up being
> late fall/early winter.
>
> Right now, I'm waiting for the baptisia to drop it's leaves.  I'd
> have expected that to be around now, but the weather has been too
> wacky.
>
> -s
>
> On Sun, Nov 13, 2005 at 02:38:47PM +0000, kmrsy@netzero.net wrote:
> > Thanks Andrea,
> > I found sowing, germing info on the net, looks worthwhile. My only
> > concern was WHEN to collect. I didn't want to remove them from the plant
> > too soon. I like to let them stay as long as possible for optimum
> > viability. But the way these pods are hanging in there, I began to
> > wonder if there was such a thing as spring collection.
> >
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > -- Andrea Hodges <raider843@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Kitty, Haven't collected Indigofera seeds, but other legumes I have and
> > your seed pods sound right. They need to dry out some, and you'll
> > probably have to split them open yourself. I always planted mine in the
> > spring outside, so I'm not much help there. Mine germinated easily. Let
> > us know how it goes.
> >
> > A
> >
> > Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
<4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
> > Is there any rule of thumb on collecting seeds of legumes? I have an
> > Indigofera kirilowii that has performed beautifully here for 3 seasons.
> > I've been waiting and watching the seed pods as I'd like to try
collecting
> > the seed. Do they ever split ope? They've gotten hard and tan-colored,
but
> > show no sign of drying or splitting. I forced one open and the seeds are
> > rock-hard little BBs.
> >
> > When is the right time to harvest these seeds? Have any of you ever
grown
> > any Indigo from seed?
> >
> > Kitty
> >
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> > Andrea H
> > Petersburg, IL
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