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Gathering your own seeds

 

August 13, 2020

Courtesy of Mike Heath

Flowers in seed stage. Left to right: Hollyhock, Giallardia, Bachelor Button, and Bouncing Betty.

Late summer, hot days, cool nights, little to no rain. Sounds like fall is on its way. The grass is turning brown and there doesn't seem to be any way to stop it. Flowers are drying up and starting to look a bit... well...ugly. But that's a perfect time for those of us who collect seeds. You won't be able to gather seeds from every plant, but there are many that you can. Why buy seed when you can pick it right off the plant and use it again next year? There are a lot of really pretty flowers that will give up their seed easily. All we have to do is gather them.

This is the time of year when...



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