How to collect seeds to grow next year
Save money by collecting dried seeds from your existing plants. You can enjoy even more of your favourite blooms next year and you choose where you want them to grow rather than letting them germinate where they fall.
Collect your seeds as soon as the seedheads ripen, ideally on a dry day
Pick the seedheads and lay them out to dry on a greenhouse bench, warm windowsill or in an airing cupboard
If they don't open when dry gently crush the pods or cases to release the seeds
After extracting the seeds, clean off any chaff as this could rot and lead to the seed damping off
Place dry seeds in labeled paper packets in an airtight container
Add some desiccant to help remove excess moisture
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