As a little girl growing up, my dad taught me the joys of growing plants from seed. For as long as I could remember, I had a little patch of my own to plant whatever I wanted . . . I always picked red zinnias. He also taught me to check my zinnias often, cutting off the spent flowers so I could increase my inventory of seeds to plant in the future. To a little girl, it was amazing to watch nature in action and exciting that I had a part in it.
One of my favorite publications and website, Birds and Blooms have published a wonderful article on the 10 best plants for harvesting seeds. Of course my beloved zinnias are listing . . . but there are nine more! Click here to go to the article.