Weather changes mean plant changes. With cooler temps and shorter days, the plants are wrapping up their blooming season. Most annuals will be making seed pods and dropping them in random places thanks to the wind, birds, and critters.
This week I am going to encourage you to plan ahead which will help you save some money. Sometimes that is a challenge when we are busy, so consider this your little reminder.
Remember when you went to the store last spring and purchased packets of seeds or trays of annuals?
Now is the time to be tagging the flower pods that you want to collect seeds from.
I place a colored string around the stem of the zinnia that has seeds I would like to collect. (The same color string as the bloom makes labeling easy.)
All that is required is your time. Considering that a bag of zinnia seeds can cost up to $5.00 and a tray of annuals can be $12.00 or more, I think it is worth it!
Here is a little side note…if you like where you planted the annuals this year, just let them drop the seeds where they are. Next spring you will have dozens of volunteers show up!