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.


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