Free Seed Project: Seed Saving Guide (Part 11)

Welcome to the latest installment of our Free Seed Project series! In this post, we’ll delve into the world of seed saving and share useful tips and insights on how to do it effectively. Our Seed Saving Guide (Part 11) is the perfect resource for anyone interested in preserving the genetic diversity of our food crops and reducing our dependence on commercial seed companies. Join us on this journey of discovery and learn how to save your own seeds for free!

Free Seed Project: Seed Saving Guide (Part 11)

The Free Seed Project and their Demonstration Garden Video Series teach beginners and experienced gardeners alike how to grow food and save seeds for future use. In this article, we will explore Part 11 of the Seed Saving Guide, which shows you how to save seeds by letting plants in your garden “go to seed.”

Introduction ##

Saving seeds is a simple and rewarding way to maintain a sustainable food source for years to come. By following the Seed Saving Guide, you can harvest your own seeds from the fruits and vegetables you grow in your garden. Part 11 explores the process of letting your plants “go to seed” in order to save them for future use.

The Seed Saving Guide (Part 11) ##

When you allow your plants to go to seed, you are enabling them to flower and produce seeds that you can harvest for future plantings. Here are the steps you need to take in order to save seeds through this method:

  1. Begin by choosing the strongest and healthiest plants in your garden to let go to seed. These plants should have a variety of characteristics that you want to preserve, such as taste and color.
  2. As the plants grow and begin to flower, allow them to continue to mature until their stems dry and turn brown. This indicates that the seeds are ready to be harvested.
  3. Cut the seed heads off the plant, place them in a paper bag, and leave them in a dry, well-ventilated area for several weeks to ensure complete dryness.
  4. Once the seeds are fully dry, remove them from the seed head by hand or using a threshing machine or sieve.
  5. Store the seeds in an airtight container in a cool, dry place until ready for planting.

By following this process, you can collect seeds from your favorite plants and ensure that your future harvests are just as delicious and beautiful as the current ones.

Free Seed Pack and Donations ##

In addition to the Demonstration Garden Video Series, the Free Seed Project offers a free seed pack to anyone who would like to try their hand at growing food and saving seeds. The project is also accepting donations to support their mission of spreading sustainable and equitable food practices around the world. You can also purchase the Power of the Seed Pack that comes with 30 packets of organic, non-GMO seeds to get your garden started.

FAQs about the Free Seed Project ##

  1. Who is teaching the Seed Saving Guide (Part 11)?
    Robin Greenfield and Elise Pickett from @TheUrbanHarvest are leading the Demonstration Garden Video Series and Seed Saving Guide.
  2. Is the Seed Saving Guide accessible for beginners?
    Yes, the Free Seed Project is designed for gardeners of all levels, including those with limited space.
  3. How can viewers participate in the Demonstration Garden Video Series?
    You can plant your own seeds along with the guide and video series.
  4. Who supports the Free Seed Project?
    The Live Like Ally Foundation supports the Free Seed Project and its mission to promote sustainable food systems.
  5. Can I use Robin Greenfield’s content for republishing or redistributing?
    Robin Greenfield’s content is Creative Commons and can be republished and redistributed following the terms of Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 license.

Conclusion ##

The Free Seed Project and the Seed Saving Guide (Part 11) offer valuable resources for anyone interested in food sustainability and self-sufficiency. By following the simple steps of letting plants go to seed, you can harvest and save your own seeds from your favorite fruits and vegetables. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener, the Demostration Garden Video Series is a must-see for anyone with a passion for growing food and ensuring access to healthy produce for all.