Over the course of this Summer and Fall, I have collected seed from many plants that have taken my fancy. I am particularly fond of the family Geraniaceae ( have I mentioned this before?) and since I've come across a number of interesting species Pelargoniums, these have, so far, been my main preoccupation. They are the first seed I sowed this year and they are very rewarding as they give instant gratification, germinating in a matter of days.
Clearing away the casing of this Pelargonium species resulting in...
...seven plump seeds.
A few days later, species Pelargonium breaking the surface of the growing medium.
Pelargonium seedling showing the start of secondary leaves.
Geranium sanguineum seedling germinating in about the same amount of time.