Many gardeners like to save seeds they have collected from their own gardens. Saving your own seeds is a beneficial practice. It’s easy, it’s practical, and it will save you some money! Here is some useful information which will help you grow healthy crops for the seasons to come.
Saving seeds has long been the primary way to pass plants down from generation to generation. Continue the tradition of sharing the best of nature’s gifts by saving seeds in your garden.
The best plants for saving seeds are heirlooms, old-fashioned varieties, and open-pollinated plants. This is because the seeds usually grow into plants that look like their parents. Seeds saved from hybrids will not usually grow into the same plants as their parents.
Tips for Saving Perennial Seeds
Save your precious perennial seeds for next year! You can plant most perennial seeds in the garden starting in fall. Start them in a protected spot in loose, well-drained soil. Water them well after planting, and give them a covering of mulch. They’ll readily sprout in spring.
Plants like polka-dot plants (Hypoestes phyllostachya) are tropical perennials and can easily be moved to indoor pots for the winter. Even false sunflowers will fight the advancing seasons and bring a spot of gold to the living room. These perennial garden seeds will last all through winter until you are ready to plant.