Thinking ahead to Plant Sale 2013 – Seed collection!

Climbing rosehips.

Seed collection is an ongoing activity during the season. Just as flowers bloom at different times, so too do their seed ripen at various points of summer and autumn. We collect all the seed for the plants that we grow and sell at the annual native plant sale. Some plants we sell are donations, usually rhizomatous plants that we’ve never had luck growing from seed. We also have transplants from our own garden!

If you plan to collect seed from your own plants, be sure to collect only 1/3 – the rule of three is such that (in theory) 1/3 of the seed are food for wildlife, 1/3 for plant propagation and then 1/3 for you!

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