[Homestead] Seed saving 101
genegerue at ruralize.com
Sun Mar 1 13:03:12 EST 2009
Thanks, Keith. Good stuff.
Happy to know that those rumors of you being eaten by the hogs is
On Mar 1, 2009, at 7:59 AM, Keith Addison wrote:
> Worth a read - Seed Saving Procedures at Salt Spring Seeds, from
> Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada
>> Greetings Bev
>> Lisa Erwin has produced a useful guide to seed saving for community
>> food security. Particulars about seed sources and regional growing
>> notes apply to the U.S., but the guide will be useful anywhere. Free
>> download - there's a PDF version here:
>> <http://mindspinner.net/docs/SeedSaving1-0.pdf> (344 kb, 48 pages)
>> and an editable Word version here:
>> <http://mindspinner.net/docs/SeedSaving1-0.doc> (476 kb). Anyone is
>> free to revise in order to customize the doc for a particular region.
>> Hope it helps - all best
>> Keith Addison
>> Journey to Forever
>>> I don't save as much seed as I could. I think that in the future it
>>> will be even more important to save seed, because I am increasingly
>>> distrustful of seed companies in general. I'd like to hear how
>>> some of
>>> you save seed from things like the brassicas or radishes. Do you
>>> paper bags? How do you affix the bag? Do you bend the stem or
>>> leave it
>>> upright? How do you judge when the to put the bag on? When I have
>>> tried this in the past, I have mis-timed the seed ripening and put
>>> bag on too early. Does anyone use plastic instead of paper? It
>>> be nice to see the seed/flower through the bag, but I think the
>>> greenhouse effect might generate too much heat and moisture. '
>>> So, if anyone is up for writing up a Seed Saving 101 tutorial, I'd
>>> love it.
>>> Obviously, I save my tomato, peppers, squash, beans, sunflowers, and
>>> corn seeds...large seeds, no problema. It is the small seeds that
>>> me pause.
>>> Also, I'd like to hear how people store their seeds from year to
>>> I am having an out-of-money experience.
>>> EarthNSky Farm, Northwest Georgia, USA
> Homestead list and subscription:
> Change your homestead list member options:
> View the archives at:
More information about the Homestead