How to Collect Cosmos Seeds to Save for Next Year

Cosmos are one of my favorite flowers. They are perfect in a wildflower mix or to plant in a field or around a mailbox or birdhouse.

Do you love planting cosmos in your flower garden every year? Learn how to collect cosmos seeds so you can plant more every year!

With cosmos, I just leave the flowers alone and just pick as I feel like it to enjoy indoors.

The cosmos seeds will form on the flower head after the petals have dropped. They are not ready for picking yet and are still quite green.

You want to wait until the seed head opens up and is completely brown and dry.

When the seeds are fully mature they come off very easily. Collect all the dry seeds that you can find- but watch out for spiders!

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