If you're a natural gardener, you understand the importance of growing your own food and plants using sustainable practices. One way to achieve this is by saving seeds from your successful crops to plant the following year. Tashkent Marigolds, with their bright yellow and orange blooms, are a popular choice for many natural gardeners, and saving their seeds is a simple and rewarding process. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the steps to save Tashkent Marigold seeds for your next gardening season.
Step 1: Choose the Right Flowers
When selecting flowers to save seeds from, it's important to choose mature blooms that have fully developed seeds. Tashkent Marigolds typically reach maturity in about 60-70 days, so wait until the blooms have started to fade before selecting them.
Step 2: Harvest the Seeds
Once you've chosen the blooms, carefully cut them from the stem and place them in a paper bag to dry. Leave the blooms in the bag for about two weeks or until the petals have completely dried.
Step 3: Separate the Seeds
After the petals have dried, carefully remove the seeds from the center of the blooms. You can use your fingers to gently rub the seeds from the dried flowers or shake the bag to loosen the seeds.
Step 4: Store the Seeds
Once you have separated the seeds, place them in a labeled paper envelope or glass jar and store in a cool, dry place until you're ready to plant them the following year. Make sure to label the envelope or jar with the date and type of seeds you saved.