Harvesting Seed for Next Year!
|Bok Choy Flowers going to seed|
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.|
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.|
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.