General rules for saving cut flower seeds

General rules for saving cut flower seeds.

1??   Donít pick all the blooms. Forget a few for a while.

2??   Go back later to the forgotten blooms. Are they all dried up? 

Yes ?? † Go to #3.†

No† ?? † Repeat #2 until flowers are all dried up

3?? † Get seeds from dried up flowers

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Isolation distances?

Schmisholation distances.

Crossed up flowers are beautiful.

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Well, if youíre a† commercial cut flowers considering #seedsavingformarketgrowers, you should probably think a bit deeper about isolation distance.

Do you want your variety to be true to type?

Grow varieties of the same species separated by 600í to 1000í

If you canít do that, then donít save that variety.

But you REALLY REALLY want to save that variety.

Then save it, but only grow a limited amount of next yearís crop from your own seed. Rely on your usual source for most of the seed.

If you like the results from your seed, use more of your seed the following year!

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I bet you have seeds in your flower fields that you could be saving right now.

Go and get seedy!

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