Collecting seeds from yarrow, a perennial herb
Cutting the stems
Collecting the seeds
Yarrow seeds are tiny, smaller than a gnat. To harvest the yarrow seeds, hold the stem and turn the seed-packed flower upside-down. Tap the dried bloom on a sheet of newspaper or push the dried bloom on the the palm of the opposite hand. Gently squeeze the bloom to release the seeds and chaff. Don’t worry about separating the chaff from the seeds; nature takes care of the chaff when it’s planted. Following nature’s pattern, immediately plant the seeds outdoors in a well-drained, full sun location.