Now that the Kansas City gardening season has come to a close with the start of the morning frost, it is time to start thinking about saving seeds for the next season. After the cold and lifeless winter passes, it will be time for our gardens to be recharged. And seeds are responsible for the renewal of life in the garden. It’s hard to judge how many seeds will be used in a season, so more than likely there will be seeds left over. But do not be too quick to throw away those extra seeds because all garden seeds can be easily saved from season to season.
Many do not know that all garden seeds can be kept for at least one year or more without a significant loss of viability. It is conditions like humidity and heat that destroy seed germination. By simply taking a few minutes to put extra seeds in an airtight jar, plastic food storage container or a plastic storage bag and storing it in a cool, dry location, you can keep seeds fresh and ready for growth next spring.
Stay tuned to the Hermes Landscaping blog for more information about keeping your Kansas City landscape healthy and beautiful.