Studying and trying to learn as much as I can about permaculture, I decided to sign up as a volunteer at the Nordic Permaculture Festival this year. The festival was located in Iceland and that suited me just perfect, as I have wanted to visit Iceland for many years.
It is perfectly normal for the plant to produce flowers, and under certain conditions, it just does. Some varieties are more prone to producing flowers; this is often the older, heirloom varieties. If the plant is stressed for some reason, either a too warm or a too cold start to the year, or experiences pest damage, it is also more prone to producing flowers.
Many think that seeds are something you only sow in the spring. And for most of the annual vegetables, this is also the right time to sow. However, when you start working with perennial plants in a cold climate, the question of stratification will soon arise.
When you first start out gardening, you often don’t realize how easy it is to collect your own seeds. However, when you first get hooked on saving your own seeds, it is as if a whole new world opens up to you.