Thursday, September 03, 2009

~ Saving Seeds ~

Yesterday afternoon , I cut the 3 sunflowers that bloomed this year to save for next years seed. I tied them together and put a large paper bag over them , they'll be hung from the rafters in the outbuilding to finish drying out. I also gathered some old okra pods to dry for seed next year. My okra hasn't did well the last few years , but next year I'm determined to grow beautiful okra.

We had 2 more keets hatch yesterday , we have 19 keets from this clutch and 2 from the first clutch. Mya , the barred rock hen has did a wonderful job sitting on the eggs , she doesn't mind a bit when I remove the keets and take them to the brooder. She still has 10 eggs under her , so there maybe more keets to hatch. I'll be keeping a few , giving some away and selling a few hopefully. I've found 2 more guinea nest , something found one nest and has been eating the eggs , so the guinea abandoned that nest. I found another nest Monday that had 17 eggs in it , I plan to leave it alone and let nature take it's course.

~ Harvest Blessings ~


Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Hey Joyce Ann.....I've been saving seed too! I've got lots of Canna,Foxglove,Zinnia, Marigold and Bachelor Button. I might save Okra too! :)

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Carol ~ If the sunflower seeds dry out well , I'll send you some seeds , they're the Mammoth Sunflowers.

~ Blessings ~