Friday, October 21, 2011
As the time has come to return seeds to our gloriously depleted Seed Library, we are asking not only Library members to bring back seeds from their bounty crops, but also for the rest of our community to donate seeds from our gardens.
To do so, we have a few recommendations on how to collect and save the seeds from the plants that have fed us all summer.
How to Save Seeds
All across America, American gardeners are growing plants and saving seeds. If you have grown produce this year, you too may want to consider how to save seeds from your plants and vegetables so that you can grow more next year. Even if you did not grow them yourself you may find vegetables on a farm market or even in your local supermarket, and you can save seeds from these too. Learning how to save seeds from your plants will allow you to grow and enjoy a much wider variety of vegetables than if you have to buy the seeds or plants each year and it will be a lot cheaper too!
These simple steps will ensure that the plants you grew this year can be grown again next year. By learning how to save seeds, you will also be able to share the seeds with neighbors and other vegetable lovers, so that more can be grown again in North American Gardens next year. Saving seeds also promotes the variety of vegetables that you eat and helps to preserve some of the strains of plants that were in danger of being lost forever.
Saving Seeds For Tomatoes in Particular
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