My Garden

Collecting Seeds

The seed packs are not very expensive but it’s always nice to be able to collect your own seeds for next year’s planting season.  I didn’t have that much time to work in my garden this year but next year I will have to manage my time better.

I’ll start adding exif data in case if it will help anyone, I used the rule of thirds to crop all three images.

Okra-Manual mode, f/5.6, 1/25, ISO800, Focal95, pattern metering
Thai basil-Manual mode, f/5.6, 1/25, ISO800, Focal105, pattern metering
Spinach vine seeds-Manual mode, f/5.6, 1/15, ISO800, Focal80, pattern metering

6 thoughts on “Collecting Seeds”

  1. Thanks Nye, this is very helpful to me! I am still learning about seeds and plants and every bit of info like this helps so much. Like I had no idea how to get spinach seeds other than to buy them. Gardens are the ultimate way to learn so much, like patience… lol

    1. Hi Cissy, I’m not always successful planting from seeds, and the local nursery is a good place to buy young plants also. I like gardening and it allows us to step back and enjoy life and nature, you definitely have to have lots of patience to be a good gardener. 🙂

  2. Hi Nye. Botanical Garden, Arboretum, and college campuses are also other nice places to gather seeds…lol. I usually gather mine from UNC campus and sometimes from the NC Botanical, but the ones from friends are the most valuable:))

    1. Hi PaNoy, I never thought to collect seeds from public places, but I can see that you would get a good variety of plants. I will have to keep that in mind. 🙂

  3. This is a good reminder for me to start saving seeds too. I actually had some nice flower seeds from somewhere that I’ve misplaced. Need to get better organized.

    Btw, how do you cook okra? My grandma always loved okra in stew, I just find them a bit slimy.

    1. cn, I misplaced my seeds all the time, and by the time I found them the planting season was over. I need a designated place to store my seeds.

      My mom steamed or broiled her okra and it was slimy also. I grill mine, cut about 1/2 inch thick and grill them over a hot frying pan with butter or olive oil. The freshly picked Okra are really good, even Lee likes it.

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