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Hyacinth Seeds

Hyacinth Seeds

Hyacinth Seeds

A hyacinth is a beautiful wild flower, often seen decorating a garden or a veranda on summer evenings, with its delicate blooms still showing. It is also the name given to an old French musette, its design dating back to the reign of Louis XIV.I went and looked at pics on google. The black seeds I saw are from Muscari(grape hyacinths.) So they are not the same type of plant as your Hyacinth. I've never tried to save seed from a hyacinth so I can't speak to a color they should be. I'm going to assume the seed is not dust like since all bulbs I have seen seed of are decent sized for seed. You should be able to tell what is the seed though. Seed is always hard. If everything crumbles up, you have no seed.

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I have never sown hyacinth seed but I have seen the pods. Are the shrivelled things on the right what you collected as seed pods? If so I don't think you are going to have much luck. Hyacinth flowers need to be pollinated to produce seed. They will then swell up and produce green pods about the size of a large garden pea arranged up the stems where the flowers were. There are rarely as many pods as there were flowers because not all will be pollinated. These will eventually become brown, dry and papery. They will open up and the seeds will be inside. The flowers will have long fallen off by then. I am afraid the shrivelled flowers in your photo don't look to me as if they have been fertilised.Hey everyone. I am planning on starting a vegetable garden this year and I'd like some help planning it. My husband is getting ready to build me a U-shaped raised bed, and i need some help with regard to what to plant next to what. The seeds I have as of now are: okra, bell peppers, spinach, cilantro, and Indian varieties of cucumber, pumpkin, Ash gourd, broad beans and long beans.

I also have a few potatoes with shoots, some strawberry roots, some onion bulbs and some garlic. I am at a loss about what to plant next to what. Also, i heard that planting marigolds next to the plants will keep away some pests, so i bought a packet of those too. Someone please help me with what to plant next to what.I have never collected seeds from bulbs and I assume you are talking about regular hyacinths which when planted in a good rich amended soil that will propagate bulbets which will flower in a few years thus increasing the amount of flowering heads originally planted which can be dug up in the fall and replanted eleswhere. I assume when the flower head dies the seeds are collected in nurseries they probably lay some kind of collecting mechanism around the base on top of the soil to collect seed pods. It would take to much time for individuals.The admonition to remove flowering stems before they set seed is to preseve the energy of the bulb. It takes a serious toll on the energy reserves of any plant to develop and set seed and with bulbs, this depletes their ability to flower or produce offsets. Hyacinths are most often propagated by scoring the basal plate (the flat portion of the bulb where the roots emerge) to encourage the development of bulblets, which are then removed and grown on. (Source: www.houzz.com)

 

 

 

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