Seeds forum: Has everyone begun gathering seeds ---

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Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
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tcs1366
Oct 30, 2010 8:53 AM CST
-- for this winters winter sowing??

I have a few more I need to collect from still, and i'm hoping I get seeds off the xHybrid Mesa Purple salvia... it is just gorgeous but still blooming it's little head off.

A few other salvias i need to revisit to see if there are more seeds... other than that, i think i'm done.

trying to get my spreadsheet finished for the seeds i have on hand.

I'm - again - trying to downsize... i have way more seeds than i need -- but i do have a project for next year that requires plants.

What is everyone else up to?
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Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Oct 31, 2010 3:27 AM CST

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I've always hated seed saving, every aspect of it from gathering to drying all over the house, to cleaning them. I don't save nearly as many as I used to. Fall has been a busy time for me so I have done less than normal this year. The ones that I have saved are still drying in my dining room.

I haven't even cleared half of my flower beds yet to put the garden to sleep for the winter. I hope to make some progress this week. I hope my compost has shrunken enough to fit more in the bins now. The weather is getting pretty cold for me to be gardening!

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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Nov 2, 2010 6:29 AM CST
I still need to clean up my flower beds too. It's supposed to be nice all week, so I hope to get it done by the weekend. I don't collect many seeds since most of the annuals I grow are hybrids.
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Nov 2, 2010 2:47 PM CST
most of my seeds are collected but I still have bulbs to plant Rolling my eyes. ordered a few too many.........this won't be the first time I plant bulbs as the snow flies! Haven't even started thinking of winter sowing much though....need to get through the next few weeks first.
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Nov 3, 2010 12:13 PM CST
I started and finished, I don't collect as many any more if I do it makes too much work for next year. Hilarious!
Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
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tcs1366
Nov 3, 2010 12:14 PM CST
Boy -- i hear ya on that. I am definitely downsizing this year.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Nov 4, 2010 8:13 PM CST
I should have been collecting containers! I'll be scrambling this year for sure!
Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
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tcs1366
Nov 4, 2010 9:07 PM CST
luckily... i have plenty of those -- i've probably got about 30 gal jugs so far.
and since i'm not planning on sowing too much this year... though i have said that the past 2 yrs.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Nov 4, 2010 9:59 PM CST
Hilarious! I never plan on sowing too much....except for this year I am planning alot. Which means I'll end up way over my head!
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Nov 10, 2010 5:51 AM CST

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I have been slacking off collecting... going to do some this week though
Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Cat Lover Bee Lover
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tcs1366
Nov 10, 2010 6:02 AM CST
MIne are now all pretty well picked.

now it's just figuring out what I have to share. uuuggg - and the Zinnia seeds that are left to clean.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Nov 10, 2010 7:25 AM CST
I didn't have many to collect, some Yellow Hibiscus, and some Magnolia, the rest I just let drop for next year.

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