Harvesting Lettuce Seeds

My fiancé and I are members of the Sepulveda Community Garden Center in Encino where we have two plots.  Our first plot (in the photo below) is 30 x 20ft, and our newer plot is just under 10 x 20ft of space.  

sepulveda community garden center

In this larger plot we had two lettuce plants that bolted, which means they started blooming flowers and going toward forming seeds.  

On our last garden visit, we pulled the plant and cut the tops with the seeding flowers off.  We then recorded the seed harvesting progress in the video below.  Enjoy!

We go to our community garden plots together once a week and it is one of the most joyful and fun parts of my week.   When we save seeds from our garden, we are multiplying our yield and insuring a future generation of plants and the ability to share our yield even further.


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