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Fall Seed Saving

November 2nd, 2016

While I clean up some of the garden I save seeds to things I’d like to have more of or grow from seed. Yesterday, I was cleaning out the dahlias in the potager and saw the ligularia seeds. I grabbed a bag and my pruners and saved a few seeds. A few were also scattered around the plant to see if they’d germinate on their own.
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I look forward to hopefully growing a few plants for other spaces in the garden. My garden is very large and mass plantings look best. Since it’s expensive to buy plants, I’m starting loads from seed and dividing perennials as well.
Are you collecting any seed this fall while you clean up the garden?

3 Comments to “Fall Seed Saving”
  1. Nebraska Dave on November 2, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Susy, I haven’t started saving seeds just yet but it’s on the list of future things to do. I have read articles about the acclimating seeds to a particular garden soil and weather. The more years the seeds are saved from a property, the better they grow there especially if the best and strongest seeds are saved from the best harvest.

    My saved seeds come from gardener friends that have saved some of their prize seeds from vegetables and flowers but hopefully the seed saving will begin soon. Maybe even next year.

    Have a great seed saving/scattering day.

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  2. mc on November 2, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Basil and romaine.

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  3. PennyAshevilleNC on November 3, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I am saving ghost pepper and some nasturtium from the plants that were hearty and lasted until a couple weeks ago.

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