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Saturday, November 28, 2015

They've Got My Number

Uh, Oh...Look what came in the mail yesterday. 

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It's Officially Seed Porn Season

Baker Creek has such pretty catalogs.
I swear this is the earliest I've ever gotten it.

And I'm SUPER happy to have it.  
I usually do my online ordering before Christmas anyway.  
I'll have to make a plan involving my next paycheck...:)

Speaking of seeds, I'm doing another seed save from the "Minions" that did so well.  I really do love the Pennsylvania Dutch Long Necks that Baker Creek offered a few years ago.  That nice long neck offers up some good eating.  This years harvest was actually from the squash seeds I saved from last year.

And I have 3 mason jars full of dried Zinnia flower heads.  I've never tried a Zinnia seed save.  Lynda out in California says she does it every year so I'm hopeful that I can manage it too.  

I drop around $50 in flower seeds every year.  And I'll do it again as a back up this year.  I plan on planting my "seed save" batch in a totally different bed so that way I can see if I was sucessful or not. 

What other seeds save do you all do that work for you.
Any tricks?


  1. I save most of my natives-milkweed, cosmos, beach sunflower, salvia as well as Florida-friendly favorites and others-marigolds, zinnias, and others. It's great to be able to swap seeds with folks who want to try something new.
    I know you'll enjoy your seed catalogs. Looking forward to seeing what you choose!

  2. A few seed catalogs have started to trickle in here too, but I always look forward to Baker Creek.
    My wife is better at seed saving than I am. She saves flower and herb seeds. I'm in charge of the vegetables and I do a crummy job of it. We save the really easy things, like garlic, potatoes and peas, but I need to step it up this year and expand that a lot.

  3. I have saved zinnia seeds for three years now. The first year I did it, they had a very high sprout/survive rate. The second year was not quite as successful, but could have been due to bad weather. This fall I only saved seeds from my favorite colors, and will buy and plant seeds this coming spring. It is much cheaper to save seeds to plant.