ideas on seed collecting
I'd like to bounce an idea off of you guys. This year I had grand plans for seed collecting. I grow 70+ varieties that I sell at the local herb festivals, and with only 3 acres I don't have a lot of room for physical separation. I first tried gluing flowers shut, minor success, I tried bagging, more success but still not great. I was thinking next year I would buy some of those tornado shaped tomato cages cover them in cheesecloth and when the plant starts to flower cover the entire plant with the structure until the flowers drop. But, I started to wonder if that would hurt the plant by blocking the sun. Do you guys think it would work? If not, any better ideas on successful seed collecting? I'd much prefer to collect as many seeds as I can vs purchasing.