Harvest Chive Seeds Now and Give the Gift of Gardening This Winter

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savings seeds and giving them as giftsWhat if I told you now is the perfect time to get a jump start on your holiday gifts?

Because seriously, it is.

I was out in the garden collecting herbs last night when I noticed my chive plants were dropping seeds like bombs! So what’s a thrifty gardener to do? Collect seeds and package them up nice and cute for some inexpensive holiday gifts, of course. seed saving tinsThings You’ll Need

  • Small tins
  • Hemp string
  • Little labels
  • Fine-tip black marker

collecting chive seed heads How to Collect Chive Seeds

After your chive blossoms have faded and dried up, simply grab a small container and head out to the garden. Rub the dried blossoms between your fingertips over your container, and  let the seeds drop. Remove any extra chaff, and store seeds in an airtight container. collecting garden seedsCute containers can be found at your local craft store, or if you’re super frugal, you can also use old spice or Altoids tins as well. savings seeds and giving them as giftsGive your containers a cute little label, and write easy-to-follow growing directions on the back so that the recipient will know where and when to plant. Gift-giving this year is that easy.

Keep calm and garden on,

~Mavis

All photos courtesy of Mavis Butterfield

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