Getting ahead of myself...

msmashy(NJ/6)January 26, 2012

... But I am already starting to wonder about how hard it is to collect the seeds from the flowers? Although this is my first time winter sowing (sowing seeds at all actually) I have been perennial gardening for a while now. Today I was looking at photos of my garden from the past year and all I could see was all of the seeds I could have collected! So it's got me thinking about how to do that. I hope you all can give me some guidance when the time comes!


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    Bookmark   January 26, 2012 at 9:27PM
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bev2009(6 IN)

You will get all the help you need here. I suggest you start with info from After you read that, it will generate more questions for you. Before you know it, you will have bags and bags of money in the bank when it comes time to trade!

Here is a link that might be useful: saving seeds

    Bookmark   January 26, 2012 at 9:32PM
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Might want to save the following site---the seed site

Here is a link that might be useful: the seed site

    Bookmark   January 26, 2012 at 11:10PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

we all coach you, plus there is a seed saving forum.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 6:30AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Be very, very careful. Collecting seeds is even more addictive than wintersowing. Before you know it your entire house will be littered with paper plates and bowls full of seeds drying. And then you'll be haunting the seed exchange forums and hosting round robin exchanges. And then you have to find the best way to keep your seeds organized. And on and on and on. Have fun!


    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 6:47AM
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Thanks for the votes of confidence and the links everyone! What is a Round Robin?

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 8:27AM
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bev2009(6 IN)

Right now you're on the Winter Sowing Forum. There is also a Round Robin forum here. This is where someone will post an opportunity to join a group of people who want to trade or gift something. There are many regular round robin groups. I'm part of Seed and Stitches. Each month someone volunteers to host and they come up with something to share. One month we each made 1 to 3 potholders. Then the host shuffles the names of everyone who signed up and you send your potholder to the person assigned to you. The month made include also sending some seeds or a garden item, it all depends on what the host posted. This month we are exchanging fat quarters only, which is a particular cut of fabric. Head on over with the link below and you can read through the round robins to get an idea. There are more complicated Round Robins, which I believe are truer to the name, but I don't want to confuse you at first. LOL

Here is a link that might be useful: Round Robin forum

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 8:38AM
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