saving seeds

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Sage – seed heads, and seed



Arugula – seed pods and seeds



Calendula – seed heads and seed



Carrot seed head… I am patiently waiting…

This year I’ve been working on saving more seeds. It takes patience waiting for seeds to ripen, and the harvesting of seeds can sometimes be a bit tedious. There is also the sacrifice of a bit of space in the garden, while waiting for plants to complete their process of going to seed. For these reasons, saving garden seed has been something that’s taken me a while to fully embrace. It’s becoming something that feels like a natural part of gardening though, and it’s super satisfying – even more than I imagined it would be – and I have barely scratched the surface. I would love to get to the point where we hardly buy seeds anymore, and in terms of sustainability, it just makes sense to complete the cycle of planting and growing in this way.

6 Responses

  1. coco

    hello abby, i enjoyed this series of your photos. gathering seed from own garden is so rewarding and i leaned that too.
    i never imagine carrots produces seed like that! interesting.

    we had so ten typhoon here already and because of heavey wind, my balcony
    has fall apperance already…and i am waiting for bucksage seed which will be collected soon.
    i am now wanting to plant something for fall. i am curious what you are going to do with your fall garden☺
    have a good rest of the week. thanks for the inspiring photos, very pretty.

  2. Liesl

    First of all, beautiful photos. Secondly, how wonderful that you are seed-saving. It’s something I’d love to look into someday.

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