Friday, April 27, 2012

Collecting Seeds....

I enjoy growing nasturtiums in my vegetable garden every spring.


They come in a varying colors of orange and yellow.



They also did very well in my containers.

Now that the weather is heating up, they are beginning to fade and it will soon be time to pull them out.

So, I decided to harvest their seeds so that I can plant them next year.



While it can be hard to harvest small seeds from flowers - the seeds from nasturtiums are quite large, which made it easy to pick them off.

I will let them dry and then store them away for next year.

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Although my nasturtiums are beginning to fade, I have other flowers that are just beginning to bloom.  

I can't wait to show them to you next time :-) 



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5 comments:

Indie said...

I love plants that are so easy to save seeds from every year! I have a bunch of nasturtiums that I planted from seed this spring, but they haven't bloomed just yet.

Darla said...

These are great plants and play wonderfully with and around veggies. I have found that they will grow and bloom until frost if I give them shade in the summer....

Nicole said...

What lovely bright colors! When you pull the plants I hope you use some of the tasty leaves in salads, spread with cream cheese and smoked salmon and rolled etc.

ignorant gardener said...

Gathering seeds can be a little harder on some, but always worth the effort. I'm also like nasturtiums and marigolds around the garden. Its supposed to do something or other for the garden and it looks pretty also!

Dusty River Gardens said...

I love nasturtiums also I put them through out my yard and I also love to use them in my salads they are fantastic. peppery yummy great in a salad.... blooms or leaves

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