I want to save basil seeds this year. In the past, I just gathered up frost killed basil and crumbled them and there they were! But I have some varieties this year of which I particularly want to be sure to save seeds.
I checked them today, and the seed stalks that are dry have already scattered the seeds that were in the little pockets, and green/fresh ones have white seeds inside -- which completely confused me.
At what stage do you collect the seed stalks and how do you process them to be sure to harvest seeds that are fully viable and can expect good germination?