Store seeds now, plant next year. Lots of tips on harvesting the seeds from your flowers & veggies

how to collect and store seeds. Properly stored seeds in the freezer can last up to 10 years and can be planted while still frozen because they'll thaw quickly once in the ground.

I love Silver Dollars! Bi-annual, they flower the second year they are planted and forever after make these lovely seed pods that you gently rub off and get silver paperlike remnants. Dried they stay forever in your house!  Three Pod Night by Matthew Tauzer

Silver Dollar seed pods, Three Pod Night by Matthew Tauzer

Testing old seeds. Seeds saved from past gardens may be worth sowing -- but only if they pass this test: Fold 10 seeds in moist paper towel, place in resealable bag, mark with date and type. Watch to see how many germinate. Multiply that number by 10 to calculate the percent of germinations. More than 70 percent is passing. If between 40 and 60 percent, sow thickly. Below 40 percent, it's best to buy fresh seed.

Testing Old Seeds

Testing Old Seeds Seeds saved from past gardens may be worth sowing -- but only if they pass this test: Fold 10 seeds in moist paper towel, place in resealable bag, mark with date and type. Watch to see how many germinate and calculate.

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