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Seed Collecting - practical


By joey


Well, the experiment has begun, I headed out (thankfully before the rain!) and went seed collecting! I gathered heads from crocosmia, evening primrose, astrantia, buddleja and cosmos.

crocosmia seed heads

evening primrose seed heads

I decided that I would make my own paper bags out of some old newspaper to hold the seeds…

seed collecting tools

home-made seed packets

placed the seed ‘head first’ into the paper bags and folded over the top. These are now stored in my garden shed for the time being but I may bring them into the house if I think it might be too damp down there.

packets in my shed

The next step is trying to work out the best way to store them over the winter!

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Ive got to admit ive got a little addicted to seed collecting ! my husband keeps asking me what im going to do with them all , hire a field ? im sure il find homes for them around the neighbours

9 Oct, 2007


my seed collecting from my last garden got out of hand, now I'm going to throw a lot of it in pots and just see what comes up.

11 Oct, 2007


Hi Joey, you might be interested in my latest blog re seeds

12 Oct, 2007

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