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    I meddle around with pods when they are different shades of brown and age. After a while you began to get a sense of when they are fully ripened. Do that long enough and it will come naturally. Yea!

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    Quote[/b] ]I end up getting mostly flower parts that I am embarrassed to send out! Everybody else seems to get nice clean packets of seeds.
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    I just make sure that when the pods turn brown I tap on the stalk and the seeds fall on to paper themselves when ready.
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    What I do is gently tap the scape over some white paper. If seeds fall out, it's ripe. If not, I leave it! Do I get sprouts from missed seed? Sure. Those get removed and potted up or mailed out.
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    i wrap cheese cloth around the whole stalk and tie it with a string. when the seeds fall they get cought in the cheese cloth and i shake the stalk to get any other seeds that got left behind out. this prevents weeds (most of the time anyway...)

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    So you guys don't actuall cut them off at all? I thought you were supposed to put them in an envelope and let them sit for a week or two after they had turned brown. I did that with two stalks already......I hope I didn't ruin any seed chances with them.
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    you can, but i cut them off after all the seeds have fallen in the cheesecloth.

    by the way, i use 2 layers of cheesecloth.

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    What's a cheesecloth?
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    cheese cloth is cloth used for covering cheese. it's really fine, you can see through it.

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