This is a great time of year to think about saving seeds. A number of garden plants are either starting to bolt and flower, or are already bearing seeds at this time. Rather than pull plants once they're past their prime, consider leaving some to complete the cycle of growth in your garden.
I have been been focusing almost 100% on growing heirloom varieties, which makes seed saving feel even more rewarding. For example, the melons I'm growing are from seed that dates back to the 1800s. There is quite a history in that plant! I take it as a responsibility and a challenge, and one that I enjoy.
I thought I'd share some of what's happening in our garden right now, in terms of seed production.
Here is a brief post I wrote about seed saving last year as well, if you are interested.
Do you save seed? I'd love to know anything you'd like to share about your own experience.