Category Archives: Seed Saving

It’s chamomile/camomile harvesting time (Matricaria recutita)

My German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) has been growing very well this year. I had a few plants come up form last years seeds and I planted a few more to increase my harvest. Head over to Not Dabbling in Normal … Continue reading

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Saving Seeds: Okra

My neighbor (where I grew the zucchini this past fall) grows okra every summer. They eat most of it, share some of it and always save a bunch of seeds to use to plant next years crops and share. I … Continue reading

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Harvesting Poppy Seeds (papaveraceae)

You may remember my beautifully blooming red poppies back in March. The seed pods have now dried and it is time to collect the seeds. I harvest the seeds for two reasons. The biggest reason is control. Poppies re-seed very, … Continue reading

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Blooming right now: Poppy (papaveraceae)

The poppy is in the genus papaver and there are over 50 species in that genus. Papaver somniferum have different many different sub-species ranging from the opium poppy to  poppy that we get edible poppy seeds to the common garden … Continue reading

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Spring Planting

The past two years I have been trying to follow moon planting (I am not even sure that is the correct name for it). Friday and Saturday were the best days for planting above ground grown vegetables (veggies that you … Continue reading

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Saving Seeds

Saving seeds is important to me. It gives me a chance learn, enjoy and admire plants in a different way. I grew up in a family that enjoyed being outside doing many different activities and I learned early on how … Continue reading

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