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7/7/13 12:46 P

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My lettuces and basil reseed themselves. The lettuce has to bolt to do so., so at the end of the season I leave it in long enough to do so.



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Calendula reseeds fine in my zone 5,

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7/6/13 4:14 P

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Yeah - zone 9 is pretty warm.. right? Basil, to my knowledge, will not self-seed in our cold falls, winters, springs. That's okay, I replant myself with the help of my indoor set-up (I seed almost everything myself).

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I live in zone 9 and plant sweet basil in large flower pots and it reseeds, some even falls out of the pot. So I have new seedlings and am able to give a few away. Make sure your not buying a hybrid variety, they never reseed. With the four O'clocks you might want to just transplant one or two for the winter, so you can replant in the spring. Better safe than sorry.
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7/6/13 10:21 A

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My basil never re-seeds emoticon I sure wish it did! I've never planted calendula... I should try that! Will it re-seed in zone 5/Colorado? Or does it get too cold?

I forgot about my tomato volunteer I have this year... I can't believe with our late frost this year that it's doing so well, but it's almost as big as my "on pupose" tomatoes! And my four-o-clocks re-seeded too. I left them, but I'm not sure I should have. They're not in a very good place. The ones I planted this year didn't come up and I just love them so much I couldn't pull them!

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7/6/13 9:31 A

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My husband tends to leave the sunflowers that reseed in the garden plots. If they aren't in the right spot, he will transplant them along the north border of the plots, and they usually do quite well. He used to also leave any pumpkin vines, but since we found that they usually have crossed with another squash and we therefore can't use them, I've managed to convince him to pull them.
I also pull the tomato volunteers. I'm careful to remove any fruits that have gone bad instead of leaving them in the garden, so we don't get too many, but as you say, they never grow in the right spot, and I don't know what variety they are either (I grow heirlooms, usually at least 6 different varieties, but they CAN cross pollinate with each other because I grow them in the same section, which is also why I don't try and save the seeds from year to year).

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I let my calendula flowers reseed. Tomatoes always reseed, but never in the right spot, so most of those I pull. This summer one showed up in my front yard flower bed and I am letting that one go to see what kind it is. There is always a potato or 2 that get missed and regrow, not technically reseeding. Lettuce also regrows better than when I planted it in the first place.

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Sweet Basil will reseed and so will broccolli

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7/5/13 4:17 P

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Some of my herds reseed. I lost some this year as the guy that does the yard work was emptying out my pots of all soil and plants before I found him doing it.

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I'm experimenting with tomatoes. I always get volunteers where I had cherry tomatoes and this season I'm letting a couple grow just to see what I get.








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7/5/13 1:11 P

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I have accidentally let my cilantro do that a couple of years.....
I don't know if it is self seeding, but I am letting my mint go wild & take over my front yard

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Dill is the only "vegetable" I let self sow - haven't had to plant any seeds of these in years.
As to flowers, I let the Petunias, salvia, annual delphinium, and verbena self sow.

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7/5/13 11:54 A

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Every year I let certain plants grow, although I have not planted them. These are my self-seeding plants like dill, marigolds and arugula. What do you leave in your vegetable garden when it self-seeds itself?

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