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Harvesting Seeds

November 2nd, 2017

This year I’ve been harvesting more seeds than I ever have. There are paper bags, bowls, plates, and various trays filled with seeds in my office and in the dining room. Most recently, I harvested ‘Scarlett Runner’ beans.

These were one of my mom’s all-time favorite garden plants. Each year she planted them just for the hummingbirds. When she died, my dad gave my sister and I each a packet to grow in our gardens.

They grew and bloomed beautifully, and the hummingbirds loved them all summer long. I’m saving seed to grow them again next year, a few packets will be available for sale here on the blog later this winter. Seed packets have been ordered, stamps are coming soon, and websites are being worked on.

Do you save seed? Any favorite family varieties you’ve been saving for years?

One Comment to “Harvesting Seeds”
  1. PennyAshevilleNC on November 2, 2017 at 8:09 am

    I love those beans- they are so pretty. I save Nasturtium, marigold, and pepper seeds usually. The Nasti. seeds this year are because one of the plants is super hardy and has been tough through low temps.

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