SORT YOUR SEED STOCK­PILE

NZ Gardener - Garden Diary 2018 - - Garden Tasks This Week -

Most gar­den­ers are guilty of stock­pil­ing pack­ets of seeds… only to then buy more each spring. To break the habit, sort your seeds now. Opened pack­ets should be sown first, as should those with fast-ap­proach­ing best-be­fore dates. If you have an abun­dance of or­ganic seeds, sprout any spares. And if you have heaps of flower seeds, mix them all to­gether to make your own wild­flower mix to scat­ter over a patch of bare ground in spring. Make sure the ground is clear of any weeds first. Plant ex­tra in small pots to give to friends and fam­ily.

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