Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

Sue’s Garden Tip…  

Preserve Flower Seeds in Fall for a Beautiful Garden Next Summer.

Fall is a great time to harvest flower seeds.

Now that the weather has started getting a little cooler, it’s a great time

to start thinking about harvesting your flower seeds for next year’s garden.

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

My dad enjoyed gardening…

and I think a little of his love may have rubbed off on me.

In the past, I’ve spent a lot of money at the garden shop purchasing flowers to fill

my flower beds.  As you know, it can be very costly.

In the Spring of 2020, not knowing if I would be able to visit my favorite garden shops,

I purchased seeds for planting and started them in early Spring.

I was pleased with the results.

And at the end of that Summer, I started collecting seeds for the following year.

DIY-Mini Greenhouse for Starting Seeds-Sue's Creative Workshop www.sueeldred.com

I even wrote a post called Creating a Mini Greenhouse for Starting Seeds.

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

When the cooler weather starts setting in…

and the summer blooms begin to fade,

I like to snip off the spent flowers to save for seeds.

It’s best to gather the seeds on a bright, dry, sunny day. 

If they’re not completely dry,

I put them in little glass jars until they finish drying.

I put a little paper bag in each jar with the color and type of flower inside.

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

Separate the seeds from the center of the flower and remove as much debris as possible.

I put the seeds in labeled bags until I can plant them next year.

(You can purchase mini bags on Amazon*.)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

Make sure to watch out for these little guys.  (Bees are bad in the fall.)

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

And while you are at it, don’t forget to put a few flowers in a vase to enjoy.

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

This is only one of my flower beds.

I have flowers in several locations around the house.

I get a lot of satisfaction from knowing that 90% of my flowers,

except for perennials and a few other summers favorites were all started by seed.

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