How do you save your seeds for planting the next year?
This will be my third year gardening. My gardening plans and experience: Year one- I planted a few rose bushes in the front yard. Year two- I planted a few baby rose bushes in front of the big rose bushes. (all roses still doing well) I also rented a tiller for the back yard veggie garden. I planted about 15 different seeds. I grew tomatoes. The other plants that grew were mistaken for weeds and I riped them from the ground. Most just didn't grow. This year: I actually wrote out/drew out a layout of the garden. I read the backs of all the seed packets. I'm reading 'The 20-minute gardener'. My husband made me a small (about 2x3 foot) green house so I can start my seeds indoors. My garden space is roughly 13x8 feet. I am determined that this year my garden will grow!!! I am planting: sunflowers, corn, onions, pumpkin, squash, watermelon, cucumber, carrots, broccoli, bell pepper, peas, big tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, hot peppers, sage, oregano, cat nip, chamomile, lavender...and whatever other seeds I get my hands on. My veggie experience is practically nil. Just last years tomatoes. I'm sure I'll have many questions as the season progresses. As for now I do have a few questions already. My garden is fenced on all four sides...will cats still try to steal my cat nip? How can I keep them out? Do lavender plants have a strong smell? Is there a flower you can reccomend that has a nice, but not over powering smell? Do you advise using the black plastic ground cover in a veggie garden? How do you save your seeds for planting the next year? Thanks!