Thursday, January 10, 2008

Saving Marigold Seeds

When I planted garlic a couple of days ago, one of the plants I had to tear out was a dead marigold. This photo shows the blossoms all dried out and withered; some still have the remnants of petals clinging darkly to them.

Saving marigold seeds is easy! Just pick a flower head and open it up. It's full of seeds. This photo shows the flower head split open with three seeds lying beside it: the petals are still present and even have a bit of orange color to them, though the flowers were bright yellow. I'll save a bunch of these seeds and plant them in my garden next year plus trade some with friends.



At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just plucking off the dead flower heads of my marigolds and one of these popped open in my hand. I proceeded to gather several flower heads and now have a 2 oz can full of seeds for next year. I too have plenty to share with friends. What a fun discovery. Nice photo. Thanks for posting.

At 12:29 AM, Blogger Loretta said...

What nice thought out photography! Thanks! I really appreciate that you took the time to put the seeds head on a background. : )


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