Marigolds -- the last thing standing in the vegetable garden. We planted them there to help keep pests at bay; and besides, they just look and smell nice.
If it hadn't been for the warm dry weather in which marigolds continue to thrive, and for this post by Janet, I would have made a very silly mistake: I would have finished cleaning up the garden throwing away whatever's left of marigolds -- pods and all.
For some reason it never occurred to me that I can harvest seeds from my marigolds. Well, lesson learned. Here're the pods I've collected today, and there's plenty more where that came from:
Each of these pods is full of seeds. And I could've wasted them!
I'm going to let the pods dry a bit for a few days, although most of them are pretty dry already. Then off to the fun part of fishing the seeds out. I'm curious how many seeds one pod contains on average...
Will keep you posted.
Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)