Thanks for all the well wishes and I'm happy to say that I'm fully recovered from my recent surgery and I've been hard at work in the garden. We had a small harvest this week, but we're thankful for it.
Looking out for the pollinators, here is a larkspur for them to enjoy...
and a Bachelor Button as well!
THE HARVEST OF SEEDS.
Now for the perplexing part of the seed saving process. Everything I have read about saving seeds from Brussels sprouts or broccoli says that you absolutely MUST let the seed pods dry on the plant before you pull the plant. Now I'm no expert, but look at the following pics of the conditions of the stalks of the plants that I pulled. I fail to see how any nutrients can be going to the seed pods through these stalks. They are completely dry. Even the green skin just cracked away when squeezed. Consequently, what is the need for keeping the plants in the ground until the pods are browning?
Look at how the rope just crushed this stalk by the weight of the plant.
Arouses one's curiosity doesn't it?
That's it! Thanks for visiting and reading about our garden adventures. Any comments or suggestions are always welcome!
Have a great vegetable gardening day!