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By Niessie9
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Joined:  Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:43 pm
Last spring I decided to let the flowerstem grow and see what happens. I always cut it to promote grow of the leaves but I just wanted something different and maybe harvest some seeds!

It was growing well, as can be seen on the picture: (March 10th)
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After a month, it was clear there were not only flowers growing! (April 4th)
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Another month later (May 18th):
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And from another angle; you can clearly see the new leaves try to form their own rhizome
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Final result: (June 9th)
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In the end, I was able to snap off the new leaves after the flowers were dried out and the stem started to die off. I kept them alive for a while until they died from dehydration (....oops)

From the dried out flowers I harvested quite a lot of seeds. I have yet to sow them and see if they are any good!
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By DesertPat
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Joined:  Mon May 20, 2013 10:42 pm
That is pretty cool. I may start letting more of my plants flower next year, see if one of them is a freak too.


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