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    Default Time to start saving seeds

    Lots of seedheads on plants now and its a good time to save them - for your own use and to swap on one of the many Seed Circles on here.

    Cut the heads when they're dry, preferably after a few sunny days. I cut them into recycled food trays, spread them out and leave them somewhere to dry out thoroughly - dry enough to rattle in the pod or shake apart.
    Don't forget to label them.

    When they're completely dry, they go into paper bags or envelopes and most seeds will fall out naturally. Some pods need cracking to release the seeds.

    Today, I've collected Angelica, Calendula, Chives ,Purple Kale and Dimorphotheca.

    Perhaps you'd like to list what you've saved. Any questions - just ask. Somebody will know the answer.
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    Anyone tried geum or trollious ?

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    If the seed heads are fully formed, try saving them. Nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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    I have a list of things I want to save from this year .
    Nothing's ready up here yet. It'll be a few week yet.
    I'll join in listing when I start saving
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Lots of seedheads on plants now and its a good time to save them - for your own use and to swap on one of the many Seed Circles on here.

    Cut the heads when they're dry, preferably after a few sunny days.
    Ha ha ha! Very funny!

    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post

    Any questions - just ask. Somebody will know the answer.
    OK, here's my question: When will it stop raining? This morning it wasn't actively raining but everything was wet from last night's rain. Right now it is siling down (as we say in Yorkshire.) Yesterday it rained. The day before yesterday, it rained. The day before that, it rained. For days and weeks before that, it rained. So, who knows the answer?
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    For weather advice, ask Penellype.
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    I've bagged up some welsh onions already.....
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    I just wait until the seed falls in the bag.

    Any peeps new to seed saving - wedding favour bags are great for bagging flower heads.

    I've got a few cuttings on the go too!
    Clematis
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    And a load of penstemons cuttings - a plant that is one of the easiest to propagate and will flower really well the following year, making quite a large clump.
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    Mitzi, you should move to wiltshire.
    Beautiful here today!
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