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Harvesting Seed ~ Monday Mayhem



                               Our Harvest Moon!

Harvesting Seed for Next Year!
Sunflower Seeds
Hello Everyone! I hope you have had a Wonderful Weekend and Happy Monday! 
Bok Choy

Bok Choy Flowers going to seed
We spent last Tuesday collecting the last batch of herbs and vegetables from the garden, it is now the beginning of November. This has been a strange growing year with our hottest temps in June and a wet July, Aug, Sept and Oct. And the snow on the mountains in amazing! And Early!


Here are a few of the plants we harvested for seed.



Chamomile Flowers & Seed heads

Alyssum Seed will be harvested and saved.

Lettuce seed, after drying, needs to be kept in the refrigerator.

Flower Seeds

After many of the plants in the garden are done producing for the season, we let one to two plants, depending on the variety, go to seed.
 We then let the seed dry on the plants, though it is not the most pleasant looking way to keep your garden, it is the best way to ensure that the seeds will will produce well for the next growing season.

Let one of these squashes get large and then harvest just for the seeds.
 I have notice that picking the seeds early does not deliver a good planted crop, as the seeds don't germinate. 

So keep a few plants to go to seed and think of them as your "money plants" for next year. 
 
A beautiful Variegated Petunia. 

They will save you $ in the long run and that is always a Good Thing!
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Gathering seed is fun! Take a photo of your plant and then label the photo for easy identification later.
 
http://www.seedsave.org/issi/issi_904.html


Olive Green ~ on Pinterest (clipped to polyvore.com)Olive Green ~ on Pinterest 
May you find delight in the little things!
Enjoy!
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