October 11, 2018

How to save your own seeds

Check out this quick video for some handy tips on how to save your own seeds from this season’s crops for next year’s garden…

Late summer and fall are great times for saving your own seeds from this year’s best crops to plant in next year’s garden. Saving seeds is generally quite easy, though the methods you use will be different from one crop to the next. Crops with dry and easily accessible seeds such as, for example, dry beans, are probably the easiest, but most seeds can be collected without too much effort.

Saving seeds is a great way to grow a more sustainable garden. When you save your own seeds, you will save money, satisfy your need for new seeds to plant the next time around, and over time, as you save seeds from your best and healthiest plants, select for traits that do best in your particular area and soil.

The quick video below shares some tips and techniques for successfully collecting, saving, and storing your own seeds for planting next season, as well as which types of seeds to save, and which ones you should not save. (For instructions on saving tomato seeds, see this related video.)

 

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Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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