Edible Seed Growing

The garden changes a lot after vacationing for 10 days. I just a short time, everything exploded and all of my dill, coriander, and breadseed poppies had begun to set seed. This is timely--having just written a piece about growing, harvesting, and saving edible seeds for the Black Gold blog. All three herbs beautifully self-sow and co-mingle to create a planting that looks much like wildflowers in a field. Within only a couple of short weeks their beauty will pass, and the summer's heat will turn them brown, dry, and ready to harvest. During harvest, enough of the seeds fall to the ground for next year's crop. It's a pleasingly reliable cycle.

 Dill and breadseed poppy heads

Dill and breadseed poppy heads