I tried soemething similar this past year. My dog, a Boxer, managed to snap a pod off of one of my plants, and the stock was mangled, so I took the stalk of a plant that had just finished flowering, and grafted the pod to it, -cut a v shape in both, bound the joint in thin thread to cover the joint. The pod managed to ripen, I harvested the pod, planted the seed, and guess what. I have seedlings from it!!.
On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Cordesview <email@example.com>
This is a post regarding a short conversation blip from Iris-Talk regarding "Beginners: Pods & seeds".
These seeds came from a cross of Haunted Heart X unknown SA ....
21 days after pollination, the small pod was found on the ground--it had been snapped off the stalk.
I let the pod ripen on it's own, not on a sunny windowsill, actually. There was no stalk left attached to the pod, either.
The photo was taken today, after 6 days of the seeds soaking (with all the other crosses from 2011), and is going into a plastic baggie with sphagnum/peat for 6 - 8 weeks of vernalization.
The seeds smell like dirty socks! ... or rotten eggs ... whatever you think is worse. BUT>>> I think those 4 seeds on the left, and that one on the middle right, just *might* sprout for me! Whoopee!