I've started to gather my first seeds, right now the only things ready to collect are some tomatoes, cosmoses and cornflowers. Every year I have problems with the best way to dry my seeds. I use small plastic cups, plates, paper cups...this year I tried to use old egg boxes.
Seeds in parts without egg cups dried wonderful. The ones that I placed in cup also dried but I had a small problem with them...how am I supposed to get them out of the box now??? :D I'm not using the egg cup parts again.
There are lots of seeds I need to gather this year. I have many pepper and tomato seeds I need to collect because I have only one or two seeds left. Luckily collecting tomato and pepper seeds is easy. One pepper and you get enough seeds for next two years. I need 20 varieties of tomatoes and 14 pepper varieties.
So far I managed to gather Green Zebra, Mona Lisa, Malakhitovaya and Cherokee purple tomatoes. The seeds are ready to be packed but just to be on the safe side new seeds will stay in paper tissues until spring.
|New seeds in paper bag, old seeds in plastic bag|
While I was putting away my new seeds I noticed that my seed boxes are a bit empty. Ok not empty but empty for my concept of full seed box.
What bothers me the most is the amount of empty plastic bags. I have 50 small bags that are completely empty.
That can lead to only one thing...seed shopping!!
I've already started buying some new seeds from my favourite seller. I bought different packages of flowers for next year (Vendium, Nemesia, Mission bells poppy, Tagetes crackerjack, Calendula orange king, red Bellis, Tomato Roma gold and Firecracker, Pepper sweet banana, Mexican Zinnia, Aster blue star/ unicum/ chinchilla, African daisy, Cleome, Single Alba, Sunflower magic and Mexican and Livingstone daisy).
I still plan to buy new pepper varieties and try new cabbages...and maybe try Rhubarb next year.