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How to Extract Seeds From the Morning Glory

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Morning Glories are often used to decorate fences and trellises. image by Tostie14: flickr.com

Overview

Morning glory flowers make for a beautiful way to cover stair rails, trellises or fences. Morning glories grow easily from seed. Once grown, the flowers will come back year after year. You can collect the seed in the fall if you want to plant the flowers in other areas of your yard, share with friends or keep them from overgrowing the next year. Here is how to collect the seeds from your morning glory plants:

Step 1

As fall approaches, keep an eye on your morning glory plants for green seed pods to appear along the vines. They will look plump and globular.

Step 2

Wait for the seed pods to turn brown, papery and brittle.

Step 3

Break off a pod and open it. The seeds should be at least 1/8-inch long and dark brown.

Step 4

Collect all the pods from your morning glory plants and put them in a cup. Leave a few pods on the plants if you want the flowers to come back the next year.

Step 5

Break open each pod and release the seeds into the cup.

Step 6

Place the seeds on your plate and put them in a sunny location for about a week to let them dry.

Step 7

Store your seeds in small envelopes once they are completely dried until you are ready to plant them.

Things You'll Need

  • Morning glory plants
  • Cup
  • Plate
  • Small envelopes

References

  • Wintersown.org
Keywords: morning glory, seeds, remove

About this Author

Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Robin Coe has reported on a variety of subjects for more than 15 years. Coe has worked on environmental health and safety issues in communities across Ohio and Michigan. Coe holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism with a double-major in international politics from Bowling Green State University. She has also received training and experience as a nurse aide.

Photo by: Tostie14: flickr.com

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