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#114636 Aug 20th, 2007 at 09:44 AM
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Hi everyone,

I am a novice gardener, and I have a question about nasturtiums:

I recently grew a gorgeous display of creeping nasturtiums in a large container by my front door but it (sadly) died off due to some sort of fly infestation. When I pulled the plants out I got a terrific harvest of nasturtium seeds, and I'm wondering how to properly save them to re-plant. I put them on some dry newspaper in the garage to let them dry out. Is that the right thing to do? And how do I store them?

Thanks for your advice/input...

Gemini #114826 Aug 20th, 2007 at 12:19 PM
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Once they are suffientently dried, store them in something that won't collect moisture, then keep it in a cool place until next year when you're ready to plant.


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alankhart #115355 Aug 20th, 2007 at 09:08 PM
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i keep my seeds in paper envelopes or coffee cans in the kitchen cupboard.:}


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sibyl #115788 Aug 21st, 2007 at 04:02 PM
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I use iceing containers.sour cream tubs.coffee tubs& stick a gel thinggy inside for the moisture issue and write name?& date on container.Mine didn't do seeds.mine haven't died,they are just still.When we stayed in triple digits for about 2 weeks they shut down.I'm hopeing they'll bloom again.Only ones left are in pots.The in ground ones are toast.


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njoynit #119462 Aug 27th, 2007 at 05:51 PM
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Thanks for your advice, everyone. Njoynit, where do you find those gel packets to absorb moisture? Is there somewhere I can buy them? We live in a pretty damp climate so keeping things dry can be a challenge...


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