Harvesting of seeds
In general, harvesting seed is mature when they are fully ripe fruits, eg Alyssum, Antirrhinum, Bellis, Delphinium, Dianthus, Godet, nicotine, etc..
In some species such as Impatiens balsamina and Viola tricolor, fruit is harvested when in Parga, mature seeds will to continue in fruit; contrary, mature fruit open and scatter seeds. In other seed ripening is done gradually, hence harvesting is done gradually, for example Salvia, Petunia, Portulaca, Verbena, etc..
Harvesting is done by cutting or uprooting and plants (Matthiola), which then binds sheaves after it dries is threshing. Dry time is optimal to harvest seeds. Because after harvest (Papaver, Viola etc.) Seeds of varieties not mix, it is important that when harvesting fruit to wrap in gauze. Species whose seeds gently tap (Alyssum, celosia, Portulaca etc.) wrap around some cones of paper flowers or plant litter under tarpaulins in order not to lose the seed. The seeds are removed from the fruit by rubbing or shaking. After this sieved, sorted and then leave it to dry. Water content of the seeds before storage is about. 12%. The seeds are placed in paper bags easily drilled (not used waterproof bags). Then binds and labels.
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