Seed saving for your future gardens is a great way of guaranteeing you will have the beginning of a beautiful garden.
I love the idea of saving seeds from this year’s crop, for next year’s planting. I choose several of the best looking tomatoes, peppers and okra to be set aside for this purpose. As I plant several varieties of these, I have to be careful not to mix them up, so planning ahead for storage of my seeds is important.
I found an excellent blog post on this subject that I thought I would pass along to you.
When vegetable gardening year after year, you will learn different ways to do seed saving. I can remember my grandmother Laura, using a large sewing needle to string beans in their hulls, then hanging them at one end of the kitchen porch to dry. When they were dried, she would then take them to the basement to spend the winter, until it was time to plant them in the spring. I don’t have that basement, so most of my seed saving is done with small jars or envelopes.
Keeping your seeds in a dry contain, then storing them in a cool basement or other storage area out of direct sun will help ensure their ability to sprout and grow into food producing plants.
Turning seed saving into an art will be a big factor in your becoming a master at providing organic food for you, your family and friends.