GC MEMBERS -SEED COLLECTED SAVED IN 2017 FOR 2018 SOWING

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  1. BeeHappy

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    Well, i think it goes without saying that Autumn is well and truly with us :autlvs:
    So today putting in order some of the seeds I have saved and dried from my garden for sowing for next year- I got to thinking what seeds, if any have the GC members saved/collected from their garden's or, is seed saving something that you don't tend to do, preferring to purchase seeds from companies as and when required :gardening:
     
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      I've saved seed from:-

      • sweet pea matucana
      • cornflower "Black Ball"
      • Nigella
      • Bridgwater beans
      • :fingers crossed: cobaea (but not ready, yet!)
      Sweet Williams I leave to self seed and I think I noticed some empty seed pods on my wallflowers, so I'm guessing they have taken to the wind to do their own thing too :heehee:
       
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        hi all
        I saved seed from
        tomato Juanne flame
        tomato Tigrella
        sweet peas
        Onion kelso (MY OWN STRAIN)

        regards sandy
         
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          I've saved Impatiens " Tom Thumb ", Rhodochiton and Fuchsias.
           
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            :ThankYou:@"M" @sandymac @KFF for your seed sharing posts ....a nice selection there too :blue thumb:
            Im an AVID self-confessed seedaholic :help:-My list is ENDless :heehee: I collect and try anything to dry off or direct sow- I LUV IT :imphrt: the anticipation and then seeing those tiny little signs of new seedlings ...so oooo exhilarating ...I do get dizzy wiv the excitement :hapydancsmil:
             
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              I went on a bit of a seed collecting 'binge' this year, prior to our house move.

              I figured it was an easy way to take as much of the old garden with me as possible, concentrating mostly on the plants which happily seed themselves around and do well in the light, sandy soil which we have in this area.

              I'm looking forward to breaking out all those carefully labelled pots and jars as and when I start to develop the new garden. :)

              A few of the plants I collected seed from;

              Beds and borders - Scabious, Aquilegia, Campanula, Sweet Pea, Hollyhock, Honesty, Rose Campion, Sunflower, Lavender and Rudbeckia

              The wild flower patch - Cowslips, Campion, Buttercup, Foxglove, Poppy, Cat's Ear, Vetch, Ox-eye Daisy and Knapweed

              From the herb patch - Oregano, Chives and Parsley

              Also, in the previous garden we had a Rowan tree which I planted when our youngest daughter was born, 25 years ago. I collected some berries from it and I'm going to see if I can raise some Rowan seedlings from them so I can plant a Rowan tree in our new garden to keep that family connection going. If I'm successful, I'll be able to give my daughter a Rowan seedling to plant in her garden. Happily, she's inherited the gardening bug from me and loves her garden too.

              Should be enough to keep me occupied there for a while. :biggrin:
               
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              • Phil A

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                Sorted most of mine out now :)

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                • Scrungee

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                  French Marigolds, Sweet Peas, and Bridgwater Beans?


                  Only finished mine yesterday, the last ones being runner beans that didn't want to dry out, then 40% decided to either shrivel up/rot/sprout prematurely, together with giant sweetcorn that takes forever to mature into viable seeds (requiring frost protection and late harvesting as they are much further north than their South American habitat), then carefully drying for several weeks or more to avoid the whole lot going mouldy
                   
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                  • Phil A

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                    Spot on my frugal friend :)
                     
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                      Marigolds, sweet peas and change the bridgewater beans for tomatoes. Oh, a double poppy seed head and some canna seed I grew from Longk
                       
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                      You've grown me into seeds :yikes: :heehee:

                      Too much to list really, Highlights include;
                      • about 20 different species of Salvia
                      • 2 Lilium species
                      • Cleome
                      • Vestia foetida
                      • several Iris species
                      • Bulbine frutescens
                      • Canna species
                      • several Eucomis species (I'm intrigued by the idea of cross pollination on these)
                      • Commelina
                      • Impatiens balsamina
                      • Gymnocalcium stenopleurum (a cactus)
                      • Pleione (orchid)
                      There really are many, many more!
                       
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