PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.
Even though I've grown flowers for years, including Zinnias, I'm just starting to harvest Zinnia seeds, and I need a question answered.
Question: Besides the obvious seeds that pull loose attached to the ends of the dried petals (ray flowers), are there seeds in the center (disk flowers) as well? Here's a pic of each...L- Ray flower with seed, R- disk flower seeds?
Thanks, Bev...this clears up a question that I've pondered for a long time! I agree that I did pick it too soon. I have other blooms now, and I'm waiting for them to be ready to harvest. They are Zinnia Envy; wonder if the seeds are typically lighter because of the flower's color?
I agree, harvested a little too soon. Watch for the top of the stem, just below the blossom, to start browning. That's a good sign that it's time, or clost to time, to harvest. I use this rule of thumb for many similar plants.