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Flower Gardening Gardening - General Herb Gardening Seeds The Garden Vegetable Gardening

Buy, Share, Keep and Toss Your Seeds

  I learned the hard way that even with proper storage commercially produced seeds lose their viability with time. In 2003/2004 I bought a boatload of seeds and have been trying ever since to get them all used up. Well, I think I’ve finally succeeded. I should have thrown them away about a year ago. …

Plant Specific Information Propagation The Garden Trees, Shrubs & Hedges

To Harvest or Not To Harvest a Stone Fruit Pit

Fruit such as peaches, plums and nectarines are considered stone fruits. These are easy to collect since you just eat or cut away the fruit, pull out the stone, wash it, let it dry and voila – a seed. One thing you should consider before collecting these from store bought fruit is that they may …

Flower Gardening Perennials Plant Specific Information Propagation The Garden

Harvesting Seeds from Pretty Little Dianthus

This year I had three varieties of dianthus growing in my garden: Sweet William, Spangled Star and a Neon variety.  Like the daylily, once the bloom expires a pod behind the bloom begins to swell with seeds.  Allow the pod and stem to turn brown and dry out. The little pod will usually open at …