One of the greatest thrills we get in our edible garden, apart from the obvious produce, is using seeds from last seasons crop (or the seasons before) to grow more produce.
Seed saving is a great way to keep growing the fruit and vegetables that you have enjoyed most, preserve heirloom lineage and save on constantly buying new seed.
Saving seed is easy and without a whole lot of effort, you can end up with lots of free seeds for planting in seasons to come. Or to trade or give away to friends and family.
In this Seed Saving series you will get instructions on how to save all sorts of seeds to stock up your seed supply.
Saving Tomato Seeds
Our Tomatoes are coming to the end of their reign in our edible garden.
They have been amazing this year and we have had more than our fill of delicious, sweet tasting Tomatoes. The freezers are full of them, we have jars and jars of them sundried and we are now even vacuum packing sundried Tomatoes to use over the Winter months.
But before the best of them are squirreled away, I will be chopping, squishing and soaking one of each variety for their seeds.
As you are eating your Summer harvest of Garlic, don’t forget to put aside a few cloves from each bulb, for planting in Winter.
Garlic bulbs are grown from individual cloves like the ones in the picture above. With the right growing conditions, each clove planted goes on to produce a single Garlic plant with a bulb containing as many as 20 cloves.
Which makes growing Garlic wonderfully self-sustaining.
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