Thursday, 13 June 2013

Saving seed

It is coming to that time of year again for saving seed for next year. I don't bother to save seed from everything but I most certainly do for the expensive seed varieties, especially since it is so easy.

I find that pumpkins, courgettes, cucumbers, brood beans and peas are so easy to save yet so expensive to purchase that it is very worthwhile.

At the moment we are saving seed from brood beans and peas. We leave a few plants to go over ripe and then harvest the pod when they are fairly old and ripe. We put these out over the warm plate on the range for several days before putting them away into sealed and labelled envelopes for next spring or this autumn.

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