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How To Save Seeds

Our volunteer Penny Wright created this informative video on how to save and store seeds (mice-proof method included!). Penny has over 20 years experience working in green industry; she also volunteers for Keep Scotland Beautiful and is a Green Flag Judge. She currently works for SRUC in Edinburgh.

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What you’ll learn from the video:

  • what tools are helpful for collecting seeds

  • how to collect seeds of annuals as well as perennials

  • when to collects seeds to make sure they’ve stored energy required to germinate next year

  • how to prevent self-seeding plants from growing where we don’t want them

  • how to store seeds (where to keep your seeds)

  • how to prevent mice from eating seeds stored at home

Plants included in this video are:

Achillea millefolium, Nigella, Crocosmia, common feverfew (Tanacetum vulgare), Digitalis (common foxglove)