I am so new to gardening. Three months or so ago we bought a home that needed yard help. Though I had helped my mother with weeding and planting purchased plants, I consider myself a newbie. If not for all of the information on DG my baby steps would have been crawling. That said here is my question.
When I gather seeds how can I tell which plants are going to come back true to the parent? I have purchased and planted plants from the garden center from which I hope to harvest seeds to share with others. I also have some plants growing from seed packages which I would like to harvest seeds. I think I have figured out there is a way to tell by knowing the plants name, but I don't understand how. I sure would hate to harvest seeds, send them to someone and have them not have the same plant I took the seeds from.