Hi, Harvesting seed is new to me and I've just had my first go with Rudbeckia and Anemone seed heads I gathered and these have been kept warm in our front room for over a week. A keen gardening friend informed me to leave stalks on then I could shake the seeds into an envelope; I tried but it didn't seem to work with the Rudbeckia so I flipped the seed heads using my thumb nail and the seeds came away easily; however the Anemone seed heads sprang a surprise as I removed the seed heads from the envelope; some are now like balls of fluffy cotton wool? Do I let the rest of the Anemone seed heads fluff up? I'm amazed by the huge number of seeds just one Rudbeckia seed head yields; if I scattered all the Rudbeckia seeds I've harvested from just one plant I'm sure next year I could have our mountainside covered in lovely Rudbeckia flowers? Due to the dire weather I'm just being a chatterbox but I'm finding gardening to be very interesting and I'm looking forward to next springtime when I can start planting rather than digging as I'm currently doing. The pictures below show Rudbeckia and Anemone. A few weeks ago whilst Bron and I were watching Gardener's World; Monty was talking to a lady who was demonstrating how she harvested seeds in a way Monty hadn't previously seen; this lady simply snipped seed head stalks and stuck the stalks into the garden where she wanted to grow more of the same plant allowing the seed heads to deposit their seeds naturally? I'd welcome any tips or advice please regarding harvesting seeds. Kind regards, Colin.