Vegetable Seed Saving Handbook
Lots of the veggies and herbs I planted are now going to seed, which means it’s time that I learn about seed saving. This is such an important skill to learn for several reasons. Firstly, it ensures that you have knowledge of how to continue the cycle of life in your garden. Secondly, it saves money as the initial investment in the seeds (or seedlings) is all you need for years and years of food to come. It also means that you are able to preserve heritage varieties and species that may one day no longer be available in stores.
I was talking to a good friend who used to live off the land on Waiheke Island about seed saving. He says that it’s an essential part of permaculture, as the seeds that come from the plants that you’ve been growing in your garden start out better suited to the area. This makes perfect sense to me, as it allows the plant varieties generations to adapt to the specific climate of your garden.
With all that in mind, enter the Vegetable Seed Saving Handbook, a comprehensive (free) website that explains all you need to know about saving seeds and continuing the cycle of life in your garden. Check it out!