I said the pic of my marigolds was 7th generation but it was last year so 6th. This year will be seven. These are the zinnias from last year. some are full bloom and some are not.
Here they are from last year. Just starting to pop up this year! the other variety I have are even more beautiful and very full bloom!
A few years ago, 8 to be exact, a friend told me to save my Marigold and Zinnia seed from the flowers as the die off, place them on paper towels and let them dry. Then she said to place them in a paper bag and re-plant each year instead of buying a 97 cent bag that holds maybe ten. I did and now at year seven, they are growing and each year I collect hundreds of them and I have never had to buy anymore since. So, I thought I would pass that along to my fellow gardening bloggers! It WORKS!