Seed Saving

Seed Saving

Why Save Seeds?

Seed saving is not always feasible with all types of plants, but collecting your own seed can be an exercise in self-sufficiency and a lesson in plant biology. Seeds you save from your own gardens are accustomed to your climate and growing medium and are adapted to pests in your area. We would not have the wonderful heirloom varieties of flowers and vegetables if someone hadn’t kept seeds year to year. Seed saving can be a rewarding and cost saving way to garden. For more information on seed saving, its pitfalls, and rewards see the website articles below.

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/hortihints/0008c.html

http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/vegetables/factsheets.html

Then click on Basic Concepts of Seed Production and Seed Regeneration (about 2/3’s down page)

http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/homegard/seedsavr.htm

Last updated December 8, 2014