This plant produces a prodigious amount of fuzzy seeds inside interesting-looking seedheads. I pick the seedheads when thoroughly dry and crumble them to store just the seeds. I donated a good many small envelops of these to the Rogers Park Seed Library, and am storing the others for a future "guerilla gardening" project.
Seedheads in situ:
The naked seeds:
Also planning to use these for a "guerilla gardening" project, probably in seedballs. These are great late-season pollinator feast.
Aster plant going to seed:
Seeds in packet:
My first seed-saving project, I saved seed from the spring crop to grow fall crop.
Here is some fall crop harvest along with spring crop pods that have not yet been processed:
I pull the pods apart and pick out the seeds for cleaner storage. Long fingernails are a good tool for this!
I meant to submit the post immediately above (permies.com/p/1180805) for certification, but it does not show the "certification pending" notice, so I am clicking the "submit for BB certification" on this post now.
Weeds are just plants with enough surplus will to live to withstand normal levels of gardening!--Alexandra Petri
These are Pink Peppercorns (wild foraged from the park today), habichuelas blancas grown from beans we saved from our garden in Puerto Rico, French marigold that's been prolific in the garden this year, an apple one of my clients from work brought me from his tree, and a dwarf cherry tomato - the seeds get fermented a few days before drying and storing.
I've been storing my seeds for this year in these little square containers. There's a bigger container that holds them all together and is also see-through so I can see what I have at a glance.