Seed Harvest 2022

Each year I feel anxious until I have some seed gathered for next year.

The tangles I have growing in the front an back are pretty dense in terms of the number of species of vegetables and flowers.

The vegetables include tomatillos, groundcherries, peppers, squash, pumpkins, okra, and several varieties of heirloom tomatoes.

The flower seeds also have to be gathered, although the birds leave very little of the sunflowers seeds to harvest.

That’s the one thing I don’t mind buying each year if I have to.

The coneflowers, zinnias, cosmos, and Mexican sunflowers produce more than enough seed.

A lot of what comes back each year comes from volunteer seeds sprouting.

20220806-squash-harvest. Tatume (Mexican summer squash) and the first of the large white stacker pumpkins. This one is about half the size of the others still growing.
20220802-tomatoes-black-beans. Tiny heirloom tomatoes growing in a tangle with Cherokee black beans.

The following photo shows Cherokee black beans, groundcherries, tomatoes, and flower seeds of several types: