The last hot day of summer happened just a few days ago. And what a perfect day to collect seeds! Clear sunny days are a great time to grab those sunflower and thistle seeds to make sure you have them for next year.
Few supplies are needed, just some envelopes, a pen or maker, and a pare of scissors.
Once you have the necessary equipment, you can start collecting. One thing to be mindful of, is to make sure the seeds are dry enough to collect, if not, the seeds will rot.
This was my first time collecting and I just couldn't stop. By the time I had finished I had collected a good variety without even knowing it. I loved the way they looked like old fashioned specimen paintings and photos.
Collecting seeds is a fun and economical way to get to know your plants better, and to make sure you have flowers for next year!
Want to know all the facts? What I used:
This great site from the UK helped me out quite a bit.
And our nature study kit helped me collect the seeds.
*Last time in Nature: Farm Share