As our summer flowers fade and the autumn hues illuminate our landscape, many of our garden plants are entering a stage of their life cycle that's essential to the survival of their species and you have a chance to help preserve it.
You may be eager to grab those secateurs and hack back those shrivelled, brown pods abreast your plants, that create a wilderness in your neat little garden patch, at the end of summer. But It's worth stopping for a moment, to take another look, and marvel at those miniature powerhouses, that contain the essence of a future generation....seeds!!
This year, I am set on saving the seeds from my deep purple Morning Glory, 'Moneymaker' tomatoes, the magenta cosmos from my 'Sensation Mixed' collection and my Pennisetum 'fountain grass'. These plants have given me so much joy this year and as they say, you just can't get enough of a good thing!
If you want to grab a piece of the action, then read on.
To collect your own seeds, simply snip off the seed heads from your favourite plants, grab a paper bag, like the ones you get in the sandwich shops and store them in a cool, dry spot for those little gems to mature and dry out, not forgetting to mark what they are. Come spring, you'll be armed with all you need, to recreate your own garden 'paradise'.
Why not join us in the seed saving revolution and create a future full of biodiversity. Bring along your surplus seeds you have saved, to Seedy Sunday 2019 held at La Rocquier School on 17th February and swap them for seeds that other locals have saved themselves.
To stay in touch and find out more about the event, follow us on Facebook; 'Seedy Sunday Jersey'.
Want to get involved? Call Fiona on 07797 859191 for more information.'