Seed Saving4th October 2010 • Timely Advice • Stephanie Donaldson
I’ve been out in the garden collecting seeds that are ripe and ready to harvest. The cornflowers sown last autumn excelled themselves, flowering from late spring, and still producing flowers now, so it is well worth propagating from them. Then there’s Silene ‘Blue Angel’ which was a gift from Fergus Garrett at Great Dixter and seemingly unavailable in this country, as well as Mina lobata and the Lab Lab bean – all three have performed well and I would like to grow them again next year. I will store them in brown paper bags to dry, then clean them and put them in packets. You can make your own packet here.