Harvesting Your Own Seeds

Harvesting Your Own Seeds

Your garden has done it's job by creating a beautiful space, providing nourishment to the earth, feeding you and your loved ones, and now it's time to...die? Perhaps not! When August approaches, not all of us think about life after death for our beautiful plants. We generally think "until next time good friend". 

At Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre we want to help you grow as a gardener. To get the very most out of your garden in August, we're going to share a few tips on how to collect seeds for next year. Here are a few tips from our garden to help you harvest your own seeds.

Flower Seeds

Once your flowers have pollinated, they will produce seeds. Note: fresh cut flowers may not provide seeds as they are mostly cut before pollination. 

Steps

1.) Cut the flower head of your plant.

2.) Remove the seeds and place on wax paper.

3.) Give it a week to let those seeds dry. 

4.) Gently clean the seeds and store them in an envelope in a cool dry place. Do not refrigerate.

Vegetable Seeds

For the best seeds, try cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons, squash.

Steps

1.) Allow your vegetable to fully development before harvesting.

2.) Wait 15 days after your vegetables have been harvested to collect the seeds. Seeds should be fully browned and dried on plants.

3.) Set your on a wax piece of paper and allow them to dry for a week.

4.) Store your seeds in an envelope in a cool dry place. Do not refrigerate. 

And there you have it, next years harvest is already well on it's way. Just be sure not to get your seeds mixed up and good luck! For all your start up seed needs, or start up soil, visit us at  www.wildwood.express/. Happy Harvesting!

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