Since it is winter and growth has slowed considerably, I have been focussing on seed saving. Last summer, I grew lots of sunflowers. I harvested the heads when they were dry and have been working on extracting the seeds.
Seed saving is important for several reasons. Firstly, it is an economical way of planting for the future. Secondly, it ensures that strains continue to survive.
It is important to note that heirloom seeds will come true to type while hybrid seeds may not necessarily come true to type.
The method used to save seeds depends on the type of flower, vegetable or herb. The key to success is ensuring that the seeds are fully dry on the plant before harvesting them.