I have to slow down on seed collecting - it's getting a bit out of hand around here! I've got like 30 bags of seeds hanging open from a curtain rod! It's starting to look somewhat suspicious around here.....and I can't close those curtains!
my dh keeps trying to throw my bags of seeds away! I keep them in the garage, it's attached to the house so I can just go out there. but then I have pans in the kitchen right now with seeds, seeds in cups on the sink! yeah, it's getting out of hand here too. Then I still have lots of packaging to do.
I'm waiting on packaging - need to see first if anyone even wants any of my offerings. I am removing them from their casings/coverings however, I want to make sure they're properly dried before putting them in the little bags.
Wow, that's cool - I've never seen a tarragon flower before. I'm not sure if I just hadn't thought to plant it before, or if the season is too short here. Did you get some seed already?
I had no larkspur grow this spring - now it's decided to grow! Do you think the little seedlings will survive the winter? I know that they do not seem to like being in a pot, so I guess it's a moot point, but I love their pretty little blue faces! I missed them this year.
I believe larkspur prefers the cooler weather. I think a lot of us had warmer temps this year. I would think it will be fine since the seeds can be sown in the fall. Many of those cool weather plants will get their roots going in the fall and then come up nicely early spring. It's the early frosts that can get them if they haven't established a root system yet. You may be surprised this spring with a great show of early blooms.
I didn't know that the tarragon would flower either, so I had to check into it. Cinda, you are correct that the superior French tarragon will not grow from seeds. even if you happen to have seeds from the French tarragon, they will revert back to the Russian variety.
My plant above is Texas tarragon, aka Mexican tarragon, Tagetes lucida which is actually not tarragon at all, but a variety of marigold. It has some nice medicinal uses; although the flavor is more anisey and less peppery/spicy than regular tarragon, it can be used in place of tarragon.