Col­lect and save grass seeds

Gardeners' World - - What To Do Now -

Many or­na­men­tal grasses can be grown eas­ily from seed. In­crease or re­fresh your stock by col­lect­ing seeds now to sow in spring. They’re sim­ple to col­lect, and will ger­mi­nate read­ily to pro­duce plants that will be ma­ture enough to flower by late next sum­mer. Gather the seeds on a dry day, then store in la­belled en­velopes in a tin some­where cool and dark be­fore sow­ing in spring.

On a dry day, cut the ma­ture 1 seed­heads with a short length of stem. Make a note of the name or type of grass.

2 On an en­ve­lope, write the grass name and any char­ac­ter­is­tics you want to re­mem­ber be­fore sow­ing next year.

3 Pick the grass heads apart, re­move any chaff, then seal the cleaned seeds in the en­ve­lope. Use a new en­ve­lope for each va­ri­ety.

Snip off seed­heads from your favourite grasses for sow­ing in spring

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