Automatic Seeding

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Seeds from the plant Jewel of Opar, have been carefully collected and saved.  This packet is one of many.

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The plant produces tiny sweet flowers that become red seed capsules and then dry to brown.

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As it turns out, there was no need to collect the seeds.  The plant drops seeds in cracks, other pots,the lawn and beds.

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The seeds germinate quite easily and the little plants just need to be transplanted or passed along to fellow gardeners.

 

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4 Comments on “Automatic Seeding”

  1. And no need for wax paper bags! Go, nature, go! 😉

  2. David says:

    I have that same plant and love it! It looks like you are going to have a bunch of fun with those babies. Are you going to leave them and let them bloom or replant them?

    • I moved them. I wanted to comment on your post office photo. Our post office is also a mess. The local garden club tried to spruce it up for free, but a postal boss stopped by and kicked them out. We live in a neighborhood that gives citations for a weed in your front yard and the post office is allowed to be a weedy unmowed mess. I guess our post office is not the only one not kept up. And that is it from my soap box!

  3. Thanks for this post. This is one of the things that make gardeners and gardening life so interesting – not just the re-seeding that happens naturally, versus our carefully collected seeds, but the fact that you share your seedlings with others. This kindness between gardeners, the sharing, is one of the blessings in what can be a quite solitary ‘occupation’ otherwise.


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