Here are some photos of various leafy greens going to seed: This is some lettuce seed in the stage after it has flowered (above) When collecting leafy green seeds, pay attention to the plants. They will begin to “bolt”, grow upwards & create flowers (they will no longer taste very good at this stage), let […]
Poppy seed heads are ready when they are browned & dry. The photo above shows one that is perhaps even too far along, but you get the idea. You can also pick them when they are between green & brown & let them dry indoors so that you don’t loose the seeds Poppy seeds are […]
when i was walking down the street today, i found this bag lying on the ground. i wonder if fate brought these to me? if you know who they belong to, let me know!
For those of you who have arugula going to seed (or other greens). It is perfectly natural for greens to want to “bolt” (start to produce seed) when it gets hot, but if your greens are already bolting, you might have wanted to pick them & eat them more. They are the types of wonderful […]
Collecting lupin seed is easy. Mine is not quite ready yet. The picture below shows a lupin plant producing seed. I usually let the pods get a little bit browner & drier before I harvest. When the seed pods look like the photo below, it is time to harvest the seeds . . . pull […]
For some folks, this might be a bit late; I know that my columbine seeds pods already burst open & spread out all over my back yard, but the one’s in the front are at the perfect harvesting stage! How to collect your own columbine seed: 1) Let the flowers bloom & die off 2) […]
Photos from Seedy Sunday – here is the gym before the day started . . . & here is a photo of the day in full swing! Lots of folks picking out seeds for the gardens this season Peterborough Eats & their treats Les Bowser of Cedar Grove Farms with his potatoes urbantomato setting up […]
Peppers – How to Video Film: Seeds of Sovereignty Written/Mediated and Directed by Brian Mitolo Produced by Dan English Short film of Peterborough area food providers, sharing ideas and experiences around food production and seed saving. The film proceeds from the question: Tell me what you are working at during the winter? The answers are […]
Pepper are a very easy seed to collect. 1) Gather Healthy Peppers 2) Cut in half – horizontally 3) Remove seeds from all fruit 4) Set aside to dry on a screen or plate.