Foraging - Confessions of a Seed Thief

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Foraging - Confessions of a Seed Thief

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:31 am

My name is Farmfresh... and I am a seed thief.

This time of year I constantly see beautiful landscaping displays... in public places, in shopping malls, in the drive through lane of the ATM ... that have gone way past their prime. In most cases this time of year they are just standing there... with FULL seed heads on spent blooms. They taunt me and tempt me, so I look to see no one is watching and snatch off the flower heads to take that seed home with me. I do this so often I should actually start carrying little empty baggies and a marking pen in my purse, so that I have a place to keep the seeds safe until I get them home. I have actually obtained several varieties over the years using this "foraging" method.

Anyone else out there a seed thief?
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Re: Foraging - Confessions of a Seed Thief

Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:12 pm

|em28| I've been known by only me, to snip a piece of plant to root it. I hate that I'm stealing but....

I own about 12 trees that were all grown by a tree hobbyist who found the seeds for the trees, and planted them and nourished them to grow. Catalpa, two pines, a bunch of japanese maples, a golden chain, and I don't remember what else.

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Re: Foraging - Confessions of a Seed Thief

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:51 pm

But is it really SOOO wrong? I mean really... who would notice a single root or two pulled out of the middle of an overcrowded bed of Stella de Oro daylilies? Or a root laying on the sidewalk in a bed of iris? (yes I have been tempted by both of these)

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Re: Foraging - Confessions of a Seed Thief

Unread post by Patience » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:50 pm

Hello, my name is Patience and I am a seed thief. I give back too. I have set iris and lilies out in public places that need something holding a bank. I drive slowly with the window down and broadcast seeds over neglected places. It is always a pleasure to see them when they do well.

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Re: Foraging - Confessions of a Seed Thief

Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:13 am

Ah... guerilla gardener as well. I have also planted in public spaces. I saw a little story once of a couple that went to the little island near a bus stop in town and spent the day clearing it out and planted it up with a small garden for the bus users. Such a cool idea.
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Every little bit ... is a little bit.

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