Hummingbird House The Garden Helper
No-dash-here, you've found The Real Garden Helper! Gardening on the Web since 1997
vine bar
Wild Willy
 

an acorn instead?

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
« Prev thread: An abundance of Habenero| Next thread: An e-mailed fern question »
Back to Thread index
by floweringchild on September 12, 2006 01:16 AM
I mangaged to snag a few seeds from both my hotpink/red and light pink/blush dinnerplate hibiscus. Seems the blooms are over. [tears]

An acorn instead?

 -

Okay ya'll, I'm new at this seed thing so give me a break! [Big Grin] Should I cut off the stem on these seeds?

* * * *
 -
 -
by kennyso on September 12, 2006 04:25 AM
I'd say peel or open up the acorn thing, it seems like the acron to either made up of differnt sections or the skin thingy is just like that. try searching on the seedsite.co/uk to find a pic of the seeds (sorry I'm just too lazy to do it, LOL [Razz] )

* * * *
 -
 -

Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth
My Website My Blog
by floweringchild on September 13, 2006 01:41 AM
Hi Kennyso,
I was just kidding about the dinnerplate hibiscus seed looking like an acorn. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] These are actually seeds taken from my dinnerplate hibscus plant. [shocked]

I just find it a little odd that the seeds are not round. [shocked] Should I cut the stems off these seeds? [thinker]

* * * *
 -
 -
by kennyso on September 13, 2006 04:19 AM
Thanks for letting me know, all I know is that hardy hibiscus seeds are small tiny insy round seeds, I honestly though for a moment that they were hiding inside! That does look big!

* * * *
 -
 -

Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth
My Website My Blog
by TulsaRose on September 13, 2006 06:22 AM
Stephanie, those are the seed pods...break them open to get out the seeds inside. [Wink] There will be lots and lots of them.

* * * *
Rosie z7a
 -
 -
by tcmers on September 15, 2006 12:02 AM
Yep...You'll have probably around 30 to 50 seeds in each of those pods when you break them open. [Smile]
by floweringchild on September 15, 2006 11:28 AM
kennyso, hey! [wavey]
I think my hibiscus are perennials! [shocked] rather than hardy hibiscus. Would that make a difference in seed size?

[wavey] TulsaRose,
Hummm, seed pods. I took that pic on macro setting. They appear much larger than they really are. Should I cut open anyway?

tcmers, [wavey]
Hummm, best way to get them open?

* * * *
 -
 -
by TulsaRose on September 15, 2006 06:17 PM
Stephanie, perennial and Hardy Hibiscus are one in the same as opposed to the Tropical Hibiscus. [Wink] As far as your seed pods go, they appear to be from a Hardy Hibiscus and all you have to do is give 'em a good squeeze to pop open the outer shell covering.

* * * *
Rosie z7a
 -
 -
by tcmers on September 16, 2006 05:25 AM
flowering child,
I let mine split open on the plant and cut the pod off before the seeds fall out. I've never actually tried to open the pod.
by floweringchild on September 16, 2006 09:20 AM
TulsaRose [wavey]
Ah! I'll try squeezing them. I'll let you know what happens. Thanks

[wavey] tcmers
That's interesting. Thanks for your input!

* * * *
 -
 -

Active Garden Forum

« Prev thread: An abundance of Habenero| Next thread: An e-mailed fern question »
Back to Thread index