SEED SAVING

SEED SAVING AND WHERE TO START.

THE BEST PLACE TO START WITH SEED SAVING IS WITH THE SEEDS YOU ALREADY HAVE AND CHECKING TO SEE IF THEY ARE STILL GOOD. IT IS

IMPORTANT TO KNOW HOW LONG SEEDS ARE VIABLE SO THAT WHEN YOU PLANT THEM YOU KNOW THAT THEY WILL GROW AND PRODUCE

PLANTS THAT WILL PRODUCE SEEDS FOR NEXT YEAR. THE BEST PLACE TO START IN MY OPINION IS THE SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE PAGE

http://www.seedsavers.org/seed-saving-chart BELOW IS A LINK TO DOWN LOAD THEIR CHART FOR HOW LONG SEEDS CAN BE SAVED FOR. THE

NEXT THING IS HOW TO STORE YOUR SEEDS. HOW YOU STORE THEM MATTERS BUT THE METHOD IS SIMPLE KEEP THEM AWAY FROM HIGH

HEAT, AND DIRECT SUN LIGHT, AND KEEP THEM DRY . I KEEP MINE IN SMALL CHILDREN PICNIC BASKETS THAT I FOUND AT THE SALVATION

ARMY,  AND I USE ALPHABET INDEX CARDS FROM WALMART TO KEEP THEM ORGANIZED. THE BASKETS KEEP THE SEEDS OUT OF SUN LIGHT AND

THE BASKETS ALSO ALLOWS THE BASKET TO BREATHE . SOME OF MY SEEDS ARE IN ZIP LOCK BAGS AND OTHERS ARE IN THE PAPER PACKETS

THEY COME IN AND THE REST OUR IN HOME MADE SEED PACKETS. I WILL SHARE THE TEMPLET BELOW. SEEDS CAN ALSO BE KEPT LONGER IN

THE FREEZER I WILL RESEARCH AND POST MORE ON THIS AT ANOTHER TIME. ONE OTHER THING TO CONSIDER IS WHAT SEEDS TO PLANT NEAR

EACH OTHER AND WHICH ONES WILL CROSS POLINATE, SEED SAVER EXCHANGE ALSO HAS A CHART FOR THIS.

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 SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE SEED VIABILITY
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 SEED BANK SEED PACKETS

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 SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE CROP CHART