Saving your own seeds can be a very rewarding process. From just one seed you can get hundreds or millions more. By saving your own seed, you are helping a plant adapt to your specific growing conditions, preserving rare varieties, supporting biodiversity and saving yourself money!
Every crop is a bit different and will require varying levels of skill & experience to save quality seed. Start with easy self-pollinators like tomatoes & beans & work your way up. Remember this best way to learn is to try. Warning, see saving can become incredibly addictive.
Heirloom: Open-pollinated seeds are selected & saved for generations. They are rare varieties with historical, cultural or social significance. If saved correctly, they will reliably produce an adapted, but true seed annually.
Simple Starter Tips
Start With the Seeds: To grow good seed, you must plant good seed, look for heirloom varieties.
Collecting Seeds from Vegetables
Tomatoes: How to Save Tomato Seeds
Peppers: HOw to Save Your Pepper Seeds
Beans & Peas: How to Save Pea & Bean Seeds
Greens & Herbs: How to Collect Seeds from Greens & Herbs
Garlic & Potatoes: Growing Garlic & Potato Seed
Quinoa: Growing Local Quinoa
Collecting Seed from Flowers
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