This post is a little late, but don’t worry – I didn’t forget! I’m still knee-deep in cleaning up this season’s mess, and now that it’s colder, I’m a lot less motivated to even walk outside. It’s usually at this point in the game that I start wondering why I don’t live in California or some place that I can grow enormous groves of citrus trees. We hit a huge milestone over on Instagram last night, in case you don’t follow along – we reached 10,000 followers. This fact is amazing in so many ways. I can only say, “thank you” but if you multiply that times like 1000, you may be a little more accurate. If you haven’t checked out the feed over there, please feel free to do so. If you use the hashtag #lovelocalflowers, I’ll see your photos as well. It’s all about sharing the gorgeousness that’s growing in your yard! I love it!
Okay, onto the task at hand. Saving celosia seeds is super easy. In fact, I almost didn’t even write this. Basically, I let the celosia grow. Then around the time that the flower head starts to droop, or when it starts to look “dirty”, I’ll check it by just running my thumb along the underside of the bloom. Black seeds will easily fall out if it’s ready. If they’re a little difficult to remove I’ll let them hangout on the plant a few more weeks.
In my zone 6b, celosia reseed very easily. I planted a package two years ago and I still have celosia all over my yard. As an alternative to rubbing the seeds out with my hands, I’ve also tried shaking the heads over a bucket – which worked equally well for getting more than just a package-worth.
That’s about it! Is there something you want to know about? Suggest it in the comments, and I’ll give it my best. Hope you’re having a wonderful day, much love!