Do you have beautiful colorful Zinnias growing in your garden(s)? Are you interested in enjoying the flowers again next summer? You can next year without purchasing new seed packets or small plants from your garden center! Save the seeds from this year's pretty flowers and plant the seeds in the Spring after any possibility of frost in your area is gone.
Saving the seeds is not difficult! It's at this time of year that I snip the colorful flowers from the plants growing outdoors and save them in cut down Kleenex boxes, so the flowers can dry out.
|Colorful Zinnia blossoms drying out!|
After the flowers dry out, harvest the seeds by pulling them away from the stems of the plant. The seeds are "tear" shaped.
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to the dried out Zinnia seeds!
After harvesting the seeds place them in large labeled envelopes and seal. You are on your way to enjoying beautiful colorful Zinnias again next year.