Planning Now for Next Years Crop: Seed Saving
By Todd Rogers
You are growing your own supply of seeds for next year if you stop and look around your garden. Your tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, melons and more are stuffed full of seeds just waiting for you to collect for next year. The benefits of savings your own seeds are plentiful:
If you are interested in these benefits then getting started is relatively easy. First harvest your seeds when they are mature, this is typically after a fruit has fully ripened. Next step is to separate the seed. This can be done by shaking loose or scooping out of fruit. Next dry out the seeds in a cool dry place. And finally collect the seeds and put in a envelope or container. Be sure to include the name of the plant and the date. Seeds will typically be good for 1-2 years.
For more detailed Seed Saving information visit Cleveland Seed Bank How-to videos (http://www.clevelandseedbank.org/how-to-videos-2/) and the upcoming Cleveland Seed Bank Event:
Seed Saving Workshop
2913 East 117th Street, Cleveland, OH, United States