Stop deadheading zinnias at the end of the summer to allow the flowers to develop seeds. Seal to prevent seeds from spilling.
To save zinnia seed or other flower seed i usually leave the spent flowers on the stems until they are dry or pretty close to it.
How to save zinnia seeds. After the seeds have dried place them in a paper envelope or bag for storage. Just wait for the petals to fall off and the central seed head to cone up. Seeds are ripe when the flower heads become.
Cut flower off of plant. Seal the envelopes in an airtight container and store in a cool dark place until spring. It is a fairly easy pr.
They will ripen in succession. Saving seeds from zinnias is pretty easy. In fact the most difficult part is in waiting for the flowers to dry out.
How to save zinnia seeds. You will get much better flower production during the season if you immediately clip spent flowers but i go somewhere in between to get the best of both. The process of saving zinnia seeds to use next year is quite easy.
Store the zinnia seeds. Label each envelope so you remember what s in it. Here are the steps.
Saved zinnia seeds look like. If you have multiple zinnia varieties use separate envelopes for their seeds unless you don t mind mixing them in your garden. Break apart the seed heads and separate the seeds from the chaff.
Allow flowers to dry out on the plant until they are brown and petals are crunchy. Are fast growing easy care annuals that provide plenty of color from summer through fall. Leave the brown flowers on the plants so the seeds can ripen.
When it s dry enough to crush or break apart with your fingers and there s no green organic matter it s ready to harvest. Subscribe for more gardening tips tours and tutorials today i want to show my fellow colorful gardeners how to harvest zinnia seeds. Place seeds in an envelope and mark the type of seed and the date.