Bargain Hunting

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Free PlantsIt’s been a beautiful, sunny Spring day today so I decided to get out of the house, away from writing, away from my computer, and go to a local craft fair.

Being ever so slightly obsessed with quilting as of late, I pre-warned my husband that I might put a bit of a dent in the bank account with the purchase of more crafting supplies.

But he actually got off lightly because I got some excellent bargains.

And none of them were of the crafty kind. They were even better than that.

Meet my new babies.

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Saving Seeds From The Onion Family

Saving Onion Seeds

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 Seeds From Onions and Chives

We have a couple of lovely Chive plants in our garden, and every year they do us proud with lots of green, fresh and tasty leaves.

Because we enjoy Chives on all sorts of different kinds of foods, we want to keep our supply going and so, when our Chives go to seed, we let them drop the seeds so that we get new plants.

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Saving Pumpkin Seeds

saving pumpkin seed

saving pumpkin seed

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 Pumpkin Seeds

When the your Pumpkin vines start to die off, it’s time to harvest your Pumpkins and store them for use over the Winter.

As you are enjoying your Pumpkins, don’t forget to save some of the seeds so you can plant out more Pumpkins in the Spring.

Pumpkin seeds are incredibly easy to extract and large in size so not to fiddly to save.  Why buy more seed when you have as many as you could ever need readily available?

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Saving Tomato Seeds

saving tomato seed

saving tomato seed

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.

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Growing Garlic From Last Seasons Bulbs

Growing Garlic

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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