Saving Seed

September 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment

This year as you know most of my flowers produced lots of seeds, so I put them in brown envelopes and pegged them up in the greenhouse to sow next year. Collecting seeds at the end of the growing year is great as it saves money and  it gives me a sense of accomplishment. It also makes me feel more in touch with nature reusing the seeds and not going to a shop and buying them. But with some seeds mainly flowers they can sometimes lead to different coloured petals i.e Alliums (purple Sensation) the offsprings flowers end up less purple and more white. so you don’t really know what your getting although the advantage of 2nd genereation seed is that they are more adapted to surviving in your garden which is certainly handy. When i need to use the seed I just simply need to seperate the seeds from the rest of the dried flower and sow.

 

Do you save seeds ?

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