2015_Day 139: What’s turnaround time on planting seeds I’ve harvested?

How long should I wait to plant the marigold seeds I’ve harvested from the flowers in my garden? Can I plant them this fall or do I need to wait until next spring?

I picked these seeds almost a month ago and in another couple months, they should be pretty dry. But will they be dry enough to plant? I also picked more seeds last night, and as I was plucking them from the dead flower heads, it me. This isn’t Wisconsin anymore. Here in central Texas, maybe I can get a fall/early winter crop of marigolds, too!

Is there any reason not to plant seeds from summer flowers right away this fall? Is there such a thing as too much stress on the seed if planted in the ground so quickly?

I don’t know, but I think I’m going to try it. After all, I don’t have much to lose. I’ll have plenty of seeds left over for next spring, too!

1 thought on “2015_Day 139: What’s turnaround time on planting seeds I’ve harvested?

  1. Molly

    And if there are seeds that drop on their own, they will grow when they want! I have seeded both fall and spring with marigolds so just experiment and have fun, I say.

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