Thursday, April 23, 2009

Saving Seed

Harvested April 12 th

Nasturtium in August (left)
Snap Dragons in September (center)
California Poppy in September (right)

These were placed in the garage to dry.
They snapped open and the seed fell into the box (and onto the garage floor).
Be sure you place them in a deeper box or paper bag.
Two weeks later....
Turned into the bag and shaken.
With care the seeds will all fall out of the pod.

Nothing is wasted.

I will plant these poppies in September

Black seed Simpson Lettuce
I inverted a bag (paper is much better).
Cut off flower heads and dry.
I will have to find a paper bag.
I have done so little grocery shopping that I have actually run out of bags, a first for me.

Flower heads are beginning to seed out in little puffs of snow.

This plant has feed us for three seasons off one seed.
Now the seed off of it will plant more.
Our lives are like this...toward good fruit or weed:)

Nothing is wasted!
The birds LOVED THIS!

Happy chickens.


  1. Ok. ok...... you have the GREEN THUMB AWARD... THE MRS MOTHER NATURE AWARD....... THE HAPPY GARDNER OF THE YEAR AWARD.....MRS GLEANER OF 2009..... Do I need to go on? hahahha You make me want to be a better planter.....(now that means I want to be a person that plants and not a pot full of dirt) ahahhahahha

    Love is girl friend!

  2. I love your posts and all of your pictures--I didn't know which one to post on! I LOVE gardens...and seeing pictures of things that are growing, and the results of having a vegetable garden, etc. Isn't it exciting?

    I hope you have a great weekend, Donetta.


Someone bless these seeds I sow...