One year I removed some dry, prickly Leonotis nepetifolia seed pods – with my bare hands. Ouch!
Having learned from my mistake, the following year I harvested the prickly seed pods and attempted to remove the seeds while wearing gloves. Alas, I was not destined to be a brain surgeon and was all thumbs. I needed a better idea.
Rather than tell you my idea, let me show you in pictures. Follow along.
Plastic (not glass!) container and a few small, heavy items. Mix well and shake.
Seems that my camera has an ‘Anti-Shake’ mode, so no photo. Here, how’s this?
That’s it! Your seeds can now continue drying and soon will be ready to share, trade, or plant. This also works for many other types of seed pods, prickly or not. So get shaking!!
Originally published 2013
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