The plot we inherited at the community garden boasted lovely golden and orange marigolds taking up 1/4 of the plot. We left them as they deter bugs, but then they started dropping seed pods.
So we brought them home, dried them out, and broke them open. There were literally billions of seeds. I’ve decided to wrap them in a tiny piece of white paper and staple them to my business cards.
Lord forbid they go to waste! I might have to take some of them to the local green house down the street and ask if they can use them. The seed pods have been drying on the back porch for almost 2 months now. They may be duds. But, they may not! Wouldn’t that be a hoot? A lovely yellow and orange hoot.
In the spring, we plan on planting dozens of them all around the house and in the raised beds that are too shady to grow veggies. Marigolds are lovely when they bloom in abundance, and if they drop their seeds, they may just sprout up the following year, once we’re gone, leaving a reminder that we were here.
Any other ideas on what I can do with the seeds, to keep from wasting them?
- How to Save Seeds (angelbabe432.wordpress.com)
- How Do Tulips Disperse Their Seeds? (proflowers.com)
- When to pick blooms for larger veggie crops (seattletimes.nwsource.com)