Choose ones that are dry and firm not spongy. Storing marigold seeds is best done in a paper envelope so any additional moisture can escape.
Plant them in the spring and you ll have a whole new generation of marigolds.
How to save marigold seeds. If you have an abundance of blooms you can even make some seed packets to give away as gifts. Start by snipping off the dead flower heads from your marigold plants. Learn how to save marigold seeds harvest and collect marigold seeds and store them in a correct way.
Remove the petals and underneath you will find a ton of the long skinny black seeds with feathered white tips. After collecting seeds from marigold flowers lay them out for a day or so to dry. This video tells you when and how to harvest your marigold seeds for next year.
I ve saved lots of marigold seeds over the years. Store them in a bag or seed packet in a cool dry place until next spring and you are all set. Step 2 place them on a tray in a single layer and set them in the sun to dry.
I finally settled on the way i show in this video. You will have so many seeds. I ve experimented with different ways of doing it.
Go into the garden in the fall on a sunny morning and pick a bunch of seed heads from the dying marigold plants. Harvesting and saving marigold seeds is quick and easy. Use these collected marigold seeds to plant new marigol.
You simply have to remove the seeds from the blooms and let them air dry before storing them over winter.