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Garden Chores: Saving Seeds

August 26th, 2009

Along with all the other gardening chores that need done this time of year, it’s seed saving time. I’ve been out saving seeds for various plants that I’d like to grow again next year, like larkspur.
Larkspur_Seeds
I’ve also been saving nicotiana seeds. The bees and hummingbirds love these flowers, I think they’re quite pretty as well. I’m hoping to have a lot more of these growing in my veggie beds to attract pollinators. Since they bloom all summer long they’ll be perfect for that task.
Nicotiana_going_to_seed
There’s really not much to saving seeds. All you have to do is wait for them to look dry and then clip them into an envelope. I’ll remove them from their little pods later this winter when I have a little more time. Make sure you label those envelopes though, otherwise you may be confused in few months as to what each seeds are for.
Saving_Seeds
I’d be more than happy to share if anyone would like larkspur or nicotiana seeds. I may have zinnia seeds and a few other annuals later this fall.

Anyone else save seeds for annual flowers?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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