These self-seeding vegetables and herbs are a must for your vegetable garden
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- Amaranth forms a red fuzzy seed head that can be left or picked when the seeds begin to fall off.
- Bok choy, tatsoi, mustard and mizuna bear yellow flowers followed by long seedpods containing brown to black round seeds.
- Calendula has bright orange and yellow flowers that mature into a seed ball. Scatter where you want plants to grow.
- California poppies sunnily self-seed without ever becoming a problem. Here’s how to grow your own poppies.
- Cherry tomatoes must be left to ripen and fall.
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- Coriander forms umbels of white flowers, followed by round seeds.
- Dill forms yellow umbels, followed by crescent-shaped seeds.
- Lettuce develops a tall central spire, with small groups of wispy flowers.
- Nasturtium flowers mature into small clusters of green seed, which gradually dry to beige.
- Radish grows into a tall plant with pink and white flowers, followed by round, dark seeds, which need to be pushed into the ground.
- Rocket comes in two types: wide leaf rocket produces white flowers and wild rocket produces yellow flowers. Try this recipe: Fig, rocket and walnut salad
- Spring onions form a ball-shaped white flower, followed by small black seeds. Sprinkle where required.
- Sunflowers must be left to dry before scattering seed.
- Swiss chard and beetroot produce a long central spire with clusters of seed.
Winter squash must be left to mature and dry out on the plant.
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