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#97149 Jul 26th, 2007 at 04:22 AM
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Finally, I have flowers--yea!!!--so do I need to place them outside or can I pollinate them myself and keep them in, or what do I do?? Help!!!!



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Good morning Junie,

I have wonder eggs planted since December and they are in various stages.....I have each of them outside for the Summer, I will try bringing 1 in for the Winter.


[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0519.jpg[/img][/img] a young plant


an older plant that I'm letting go to seeds for next year.....

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0524.jpg[/img][/img]

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Ohhhhhhhhh kratz They look great!!!!!

Carol I would take them outside!


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I haven't had any luck. My seeds sprout then fall over. Yours look wonderful. Such an unusual plant.

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Diane I have 2 of them outside.--I think I wll put one more out & keep one in. the inside ones at=re doing so well, the coll climate agrees with them. My daughter's friend, has a degree in plant propogation--I think she may need to some over-- lol


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Thanks everyone.......

Does anyone know when to harvest the eggs though? I would like to save the seeds for the fall seed swapping........

It never hurts to think ahead

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I let the eggs get ripe as long as the plant is going, and the egg turns a yellowish-orange color. The ones that I harvested last year seems like they were very viable as a lot of those grown here were from my seeds from the swap last year. I think I collected the seeds in September.


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Originally Posted by Kratz7
Good morning Junie,

I have wonder eggs planted since December and they are in various stages.....I have each of them outside for the Summer, I will try bringing 1 in for the Winter.


[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0519.jpg[/img][/img] a young plant


an older plant that I'm letting go to seeds for next year.....

[img][IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/Summer%20of%202007%20Flowers/DSCF0524.jpg[/img][/img]

good luck.... thumbup

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That one on the bottom right is almost ready, I would let the color get just a bit deeper before harvest. Then just cut it in half and scoop out the seeds, I lay them on paper towels to dry thoroughly (a week or two???) , then package up.


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I still have viable seeds from about 4 years ago... but unlike mel (sorry!), I let them get totally dark brown and shriveled up dry before I harvest the seeds. That's how I know that they are finished maturing.


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Thanks girls,

I will let the eggs go to a golden yellow or so. I will be saving wonder egg seeds and many other types for the seed swaps this fall. If you're interested in swapping just pm me.
If I deadhead the one plant will it keep producing flowers? This is my first experience with wonder eggs.....any help is appreciated.

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my eggs are getting bigger! whoo hoo!
12eggs so far on the 2 plants i got planted together!!!


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YAAAAY Good for you Christy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Tuesday I had to re-pot 2 of my Wonder egg plants. it was touch & go for a few days--but root hormone does wonders--& today i am glad to report that the 3 I repotted are douing well. I had them all outside--but my yard is still the remants of an old field, & so it is unvelievable hot. I guess I will try again in a few days--& do it gradually. I have all the "how to rules" recopied into my "Garden Helper Book".



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Yesterday I put the 2 Wonder Egg plants that I had NOT transplanted outside (east facing covered porch) so the bees could do their thing. They are NOT liking the heat. I am having to constantly water them. 2 of them seem to have several scorched leaves. I am thinking I should bring the 3 of them in permanently. But if I do so could someone give me pollination directions?? I would so like to get eggs-----

FYI: the 3 in the house are healthy & happy facing west. They get morning sun each day. (I close the vertical blinds to my glass sliding doors at noon each day.--I open them about 5:30--6:00am. But as I do not let bees into the house------ lol


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loli hand pollinated [ havent seen as many bumble bees this year tears i use to get hundreds, so far only a few this year] i know mark also hand pollinated, not shure how he did it, but i used a small make up brush, and just brushed in all the flowers a few times, going from one flower to the next.


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i put a chicken egg up to my biggest wonder egg! there alost the same size!


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This is the coolest plant.

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so? how is everyones eggs doin??


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Christy - that is too funny - take a pic of the 2 side by side?

Here are mine today - all the eggs are on the plant that I overwintered -
none of the new seedlings are large enough to have eggs this year - too bad!

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lollynne! i couldnt resist touched lol i'll get a pic when i can, still havent gotten a cord for my camara rolz

i love how your one stem grew! thumbup your eggs are lookin good,


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Very nice Lynne! thumbup

Mine are actually still alive, with tons of new growth and flowers[and two new eggs] since I replanted them a a 10gallon pot outside... I keep losing all the larger leaves though... I still need to post a pic, too lol

3 of my eggs are a deep yellow... should I harvest them now, or wait 'till they dry up?

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boohoo boohoo boohoothe dog broke my one stem with the two largest eggs on it! boohoo i still have other eggs thumbup but thoses two were my first n biggest!


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kissiethanks penny, i still got other eggs, good thing i put em in the basket instead of the ground, im gonna bring em in when it starts to get cold n see how long i can keep em going grin

mark im not shure, i think it was mel who went ahead n harvest her seeds then someone else said waite till they dry up,
i know mels seeds were good cause thats what im growing, thumbup
but this being my first time i think ill wait till they look like there dryin up, cause im not shure how golden they should get,before harvesting?


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I am the one who said to wait until the eggs get dried out and a bit shriveled up. I've been doing it this way for about 5 years now, and my seeds are always viable. I'm not sure how they would do, if you take them before the eggs dry out.


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shock5 years! wow lynne thats awsome! thumbup
grinthis is my first year ever to even know what an wonder egg is! touchedwere have i been?


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So, I had almost given up hope on my wonder eggs doing anything this year. I had transplanted them outside and they've been surviving but that's about it. Yesterday I noticed that one of them had a flower on it! I'm so excited! I just might get an egg afterall.


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I finally got some pics! lol

Mine,as you know, have been outside for most of the summer now... since then, they have stopped losing so many leaves, and there is a bunch of new growth, and flowers, and eggs... the whole deal thumbup Just went outside and took some pics..

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you can see all the new, greener, growth

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My darkest egg: how much longer 'till it starts drying up?
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Cheryl - that's so EGGciting!!! lol thumbup

Mark - your eggs look great - doing just what they are supposed to! thumbup


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wow mark those are realy golden! looks good.
i have one egg getting golden:}


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In my above pics, the egg in the middle pic/bottom left side started to split open down the middle... what should I do? pick it, and save the seeds now? or wait for it to brown more? why


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Hey Mine split too Mark Glad you asked the ?.


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When did yours happen Diane? I noticed mine today..

I'm just afraid it's goona POP and all the seeds will ocme out! :Lol: lol lol


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hmmmm - mine never split open like that - did they get a lot of rain water recently? I know my tomatoes sometimes do that when they are too full of water.

Mark - does your mom maybe have an old piece of pantyhose that she doesn't need? You can make a cover for the egg out of it - slip it around the egg, and just tie it around, so you don't lose any seeds. That's what I was told to do for my datura seed pods and it worked well.


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Lynne, we have had alot of rain here lately, with me noticing the split in the egg right after it all ended...
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I was thinking; because eggplants, melons, tomatoes are so high in water content, if they get too much, they will 'burst their skins'


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thanks kenny! ill make sure i dont water to much, took a pic of mine! there getting yellow!!!
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WOW Christy Your plant looooooks GREAT!!!!!!!! Good Job I have sooooo many eggs! I'm only getting One at a time very slowly too I might add! lol

But at least I have seeds coming!! thumbup

WOW I can't believe we started this so long ago,, I think in Dec 06? I planted my seeds Dec 15th,,


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lol ya i cant belive haw well mine are growin too, i think i had to retry 4 times!
at least you still have yours from december thumbup


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yea--my maiden effort---When i find out how i did this, i will put on a current picture of my Wonder egg plant---

I now have 6 plants-5 with 'eggs' and 12 eggs total. yea!!!!!

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