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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Sep 13, 2014 8:47 PM CST

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I don't tend to save a lot of seeds, because I grow things so closely and can't be sure things don't cross-pollinate.

My seeds that I'm saving this year are:
Lemon Gem marigolds
Tangerine Gem marigolds
Tomato Ozark Orange
Delicata Squash

What seeds are you saving this year?
Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 13, 2014 10:21 PM CST
Allium tuberosum/Chinese Garlic Chives. Even if I didn't eat this I would plant it again just for the bees, wasps, and those crazy 'love bugs'.
Abelmoschus moschatus/Musk okra.
Mirabilis jalapa/Four O'clock. My gardening friend moved to Oregon and I inherited the contents of her compost bins - including some beautiful white Four O'clocks.
Ocimum basilicum/Cinnamon basil. Smells so good and the bees love it. Makes a great addition to a cup of herbal tea.
Nightshade/Hierba Mora. This came from a produce vendor; it's the type they eat in Guatemala.
Callicarpa americana/American beautyberry and Sambucus nigra/Elderberry. When I process the fruit for jelly/jam/juice I save the seeds (before cooking) and do some Guerrilla gardening.

It's almost time to harvest seed from the Perilla frutescens/Shiso.

It's too early yet for the Sweet Autumn Clematis/Clematis terniflora, and the Leonotis nepetifolia but I'll be saving those also.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 14, 2014 7:31 AM CST
My plants were drying when this snowfall hit, so now I am not sure.
I have already collected meconopsis, red cosmos, iceland poppy.
Going to get a few agrostemma seed,but the plants were smacked down by the wet snow.
Cleome serrulata is all battered , but might get a few seeds.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Sep 14, 2014 1:39 PM CST
Mexican Sunflower
Butterfly Weed
Purple Coneflowers
Cleome
Canna Lily
Daylily
Coleus
Hosta
Fern(spores)
Lily(Formosa)
Amaryllis
Maybe a few more if I get around to it.
Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Sheridragonfly
Sep 14, 2014 4:35 PM CST
Will the seeds from a Ruby Giant coneflower come back as the true
coneflower, same size in height and flower size
or does it revert to the plain coneflower when grown from a seed
from a store bought Ruby Giant coneflower?

I heard that the expensive coneflowers were hybridized or
grown grafted..you might understand that better someone on this site
than me..I am asking because I have a ruby giant coneflower that I just
love and would like to grow more of them ..from seed if possible..
I can wait 2 years or 3 and divide it..to get one small plant off it..

sheri/sheridragonfly
alabama zone 8
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Sep 14, 2014 5:33 PM CST
I don't know, Sherri. One site says its counterpart is a clone, so I'd guess it's either sterile or won't come true even if you do find a viable seed.

So far I've collected these:
Four o'Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa 'Salmon Sunset') (By the pound! Rolling on the floor laughing )
Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana mutabilis)
Woodland Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris)
Cascade Beardtongue (Penstemon serrulatus)
Smooth White Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Painted Tongue (Salpiglossis sinuata 'Kew Blue')
European Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Blue')
Violet Sage (Salvia sylvestris 'Dwarf Blue Queen')
Corydalis (Pseudofumaria alba subsp. acaulis)
Malope trifida mix (including 'Vulcan')
Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Salmon Rose')
Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria) 
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Orange Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida)
American Bellflower (Campanula americana)
Geranium (Geranium thunbergii 'Jester's Jacket')
Yellow Bee Plant (Peritoma luteum)
Devil's Claw (Proboscidea parviflora var. hohokamiana)
Blue Woodruff (Asperula orientalis)
Chilean Monkey Flower (Erythranthe naiandina)
Scarlet Monkey Flower (Erythranthe cardinalis)
...and several others

...with many more to come. Hilarious!

I like seeds. Big Grin
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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Sep 14, 2014 6:25 PM CST

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Oh my gosh--you all have been so busy! I feel like a slacker with my few varieties!
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Sep 15, 2014 5:36 PM CST
I didn't get my planting done this year, so no seed-saving for Rick. Crying

I did some emergency weeding after getting "that letter" from the park management, and knocked down the one thing I had been thinking of saving - a chocolate-purple Columbine (Probably C. vulgarus, Maybe from Burpee's 'Harlequin' Mixed Colors [P] Z 4-8).

My lavatara finally started spreading. I had bought several TINY plants several years ago, but they only started spreading recently. Now I suspect that they are spreading too aggressively, so instead of collecting those seeds, I'm trying to get them all into one pile where they can compete only with each other.

That one was advertised as Lavatera thuringiaca 'Barnsley', a "periclinal chimaera" of the cultivar 'Rosea', but it had reverted to plain pink 'Rosea' flowers before its first flowering. The plants originally came from Hirt's Nursery.

I say it is spreading aggressively because seedlings appear far from the parent plants. Birds? Several popped up in the middle of a gravel-over-hard-clay walkway. Others took over nearby raised beds.
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Sep 15, 2014 6:48 PM CST
That's funny, Rick. It just goes to show the difference in geography, I guess, because I can't get that particular lavatera to grow at all. Hilarious! It just sits there, looking pretty, at just a few inches tall. No buds or blooms either, and it's been planted out for about 4 months now.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Sep 15, 2014 7:37 PM CST
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"just a few inches tall."
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Admittedly, it took me months indoors to get them past the stage where I could hardly see the plant for all the moss and grass in the tiny pots. And then some of them languished in 1/2 gallon or gallon pots for a whole year.

But once any of them took root in good soil, they exploded up, 5-8 feet tall, then flopped over and kept growing sideways. Once established, they are more manageable in hard, dry clay - a few inches or feet the first year, 5-6 feet the second year, little flopping. They might be happy in well-drained but poor sandy soil - I don't know.

I would try to give them poor soil and very little water. Make 'em work for it, and they might not sprawl so much.

But you may be right, it may be climate. My Zone 8 winter is mild and summers are USUALLY dry and mild. This summer we got a lot of days in the 80s and no few days in the 90s.

Lately I've been cutting them down to a foot or two in late summer, then down to the ground sometime in winter. This fall, I realized they are taking over, so I chopped them right down to the ground after they went to seed and wished I had done so before the seed matured!
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Sep 15, 2014 7:52 PM CST
Then again, I may just be expecting it to act like a malope or malva...zoom, bloom, seed, and done. Whistling
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 17, 2014 6:18 AM CST

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This hasn't been my best garden year- partly due to weather, partly health issues. I really didn't plant a whole lot this year except in the front bed. After over 30 years of gardening in this yard, but my flower beds are full anyway. The begonias were spectacular this year, and the rabbits didn't eat them, so I'll use those again next year I think. I grew pick Dragon Wing and Santa Cruz, and will buy fresh commercial seeds for them next year.

Like Linda, I don't save as many seeds as I used to. The only thing I've collected so far is Corydalis sempervirens. I'll probably save a few marigolds too. I'm even on the fence about keeping coleus cuttings over winter because I had to battle the rabbits so much to keep them alive this year.

Karen
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Sep 17, 2014 6:47 AM CST
Thanks for reminding me to take some coleus cuttings.
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abhege
Sep 17, 2014 10:43 AM CST
I only had one coleus survive last year but I got some cuttings from my daughter this year. I have some seeds saved but lots more to collect. Zinnia, lettuce, echinacea, sweet shrub. I will do the Piggy Seed Swap again this year. What fun!
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Sep 17, 2014 12:02 PM CST
abhege said:I only had one coleus survive last year but I got some cuttings from my daughter this year. I have some seeds saved but lots more to collect. Zinnia, lettuce, echinacea, sweet shrub. I will do the Piggy Seed Swap again this year. What fun!


Hurray!

Me, too! Hurray! It's fun times with friends old and new, you get to try lots of new stuff, and after all, what else is there to do when it's 35 degrees, raining sleet and spitting snow besides clean house? Whistling Hilarious!

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 17, 2014 2:52 PM CST
Aaak! My garden is so neglected this year that it doesn't deserve the name. Don't know how I'm going to knock down the jungle of weeds to get it ready for a hopefully better next year! Rolling my eyes. But I did snag a few seeds so far, some off a volunteer larkspur and some tulip seeds (yes, I'm a glutton for punishment). And some white cleome. Ouch! nasty bitey stems! But right now, I'm more focused on collecting the obnoxious wasps that are strafing me whenever I go outside. We tried some sticky traps that work really well, but I need more!
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kylaluaz
Sep 17, 2014 3:50 PM CST
I adore collecting and saving seeds. New to this region, just started gardening here this summer, I'm a bit behind, but here's what I've acquired:

Pink cleome (church parking lot, humongous number of seeds)
unidentified hardy hibiscus ( dried out commercial planting in front of a small store)
White Four O'Clocks
white flowered Monarda (seedheads from owner of garden center, but no name)
red flowered Monarda
bicolor zinnia (it's sort of lavender in the center of apricot petals)
way too many orange zinnia seeds (may give packets of those away around the neighborhood)
Echinacea Pow Wow (from same garden center lady)
an unidentified pale yellow flowered coneflower from a neighbor
orange cosmos from that garden center, said to be perennial?

Not too terrible for a super late start.

(Rick, I remember you and that lavatera, Rolling on the floor laughing )
Name: Duane
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duane456
Sep 17, 2014 6:36 PM CST
Here's my small Whistling list. Will be ready in Nov.-Dec. All growing at my place.
Agastache foeniculum
Agastache golden jubilee
Agastache tango
Agastache mexicana champagne
Agastache apache sunset
Agastache summer love
Agastache arcado pink
Agastache raspberry summer
Agastache apricot sprite
Agastache firebird
Aquilegia black barlow
Aquilegia canadensis
Campanula persicifolia
Campanula pyramidalis
Dianthus pinifolius
Dianthus elizabethan
Dianthus black &white minstrels
Echinacea pow wow wild berry
Avens blazing sunset
Avens trifolum
Avens cooky
Heuchera green spice?
Liatris purple
Lavender spanish
Lavender hidcote
Lavender white
Lupine morello cherry
Petunia antique shades
Petunia exserta
Salvia hotlips
Salvia madeline
Salvia rose queen
Salvia twilight serenade
Salvia pink delight
Salvia Yvonnes
Salvia staminea
Salvia verticillata
Salvia greggii (cherry color)
Salvia blue angel
Salvia navajo rose?
Salvia sangria (tall and short version)
Salvia lady in red
Salvia bright eyes?
Penstemon heterophyllus
Penstemon eatonii
Penstemon dark towers
Penstemon barbatus (tall and short)
Penstemon pina colada
Penstemon huskers red
Penstemon smallii
Penstemon digitalis white
Penstemon tenuis
Tellima grandiflora
Thalictrum aquilegefolium
Thalictrum black stockings
Thalictrum flavum ssp. glaucum
Salpiglossis
Festuca glauca
Epilobium canum subsp. canum
Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 17, 2014 7:43 PM CST
Duane, has anyone ever told you, ever so gently, that you might, just MIGHT be a teeny bit OCD? (Or as Rick would say Oh-Seed-D) Hilarious! Heh, not that I'm complaining! Having been the beneficiary of some of that seed collecting! Smiling Been trying to inventory my seed collection, and duane's name shows up on quite a few of those seed packets!
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Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 17, 2014 8:59 PM CST
Oh golly gee, we have got to invite @duane456 to join the Hog Wild Piggy Seed Swap. He definitely needs more seeds.
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