Wow. Blogging has not been a priority while having babies. I'm just realizing it has been 5 years since the last post! We have had some sweet time with our 3 girls the past few years. Our youngest turned one this summer and the 2 older girls are now back in school so Mama has a LITTLE more time for blog posts.
I wanted to share with you my seed harvesting process and favorite Amazon product for organizing seeds!
As the growing season comes to a close, I start gathering my favorite flower varieties and hang them to dry out in my laundry room on the clothes line. I clothes pin an envelope (these came with the seed box that helps me organize them) and write down the variety and color. Sometimes the dried version color is not the same as the fresh-picked color, so you can't just go off the look of the dried flower. I have learned that the hard way!
Let the flowers dry for a week or two and then harvest your seeds and place in their envelope in a cool, dry place for next spring! (or winter if you are going to start indoors like I do in trays!).
Each flower has a unique place for the seeds. Zinnias are at the base of the petal and shaped like a teardrop and are usually a greenish gray color. Cosmos are in the center of the flower and Celosia are in seed pods down the stem, and you can seed the black seeds start to fall off after they start to dry!
It's so mind-blowing to see God's creation and how so much life can explode from one little tiny seed. It also points me to the cross as the season changes and things start to die. New life will come again-just like new life comes from Jesus' death on the cross. There is so much to be thankful for as we reflect during the fall season.
These are just a few examples and I hope this helps you learn something new and use what you have! I have loved this little box from Amazon! I am ordering a 2nd one bc I have outgrown the first. An all white box to hide the seed packet clutter is so nice! It comes with envelopes to help you keep up with your own varieties. Click my link here to order one! There is also another lower cost option if you're looking to save some money.
My white seed box and envelopes: https://amzn.to/46eoprt
Less Expensive pink seed box and envelopes: https://amzn.to/46eCu8l
As always, I appreciate your time and your business. Thanks for the support in even reading my sporadic blog!
Happy fall and happy seed harvesting!