Sunday, September 5, 2010

Seed Bouquet

Encouraged by Ottawa Gardener, I made a seed bouquet. She's challenging people to post a photo of a seed-saving bouquet on blogs. It was just the motivation I needed to clip some seeds that I've been meaning to harvest.In my bouquet are cilantro/coriander seeds,
Carrot seeds (look like queen anne's lace), and winterbor kale seeds (gray and spiky seed pods).
I won't get many seeds from the kale as I left them in the garden too long. Many fell apart as I picked them. That's not such a bad thing as I may get volunteer plants. I still have plenty of seeds from the original seed packet and since these were only saved from one plant I may just use them for making sprouts to eat this winter.

Since the seeds were so fragile, I put each variety in it's own paper bag to hang to dry in my attic. You can find out the contest details here.

5 comments:

Ottawa Gardener said...

I have to say, this is one nice bouquet. Lots of contrast in texture. Glad you entered!

miss m said...

Lovely !

Daphne said...

Very pretty.

meemsnyc said...

That's awesome!

Ottawa Gardener said...

And the winner is... you! Would you like seeds or a book? Please email me (my address is under my profile on the blog page).