Step Up Your Seed Saving
Here’s a nice video from Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) about things you should consider when you’re interested in beginning to save seeds. The video includes short interviews with many key players from SSE and its Heritage Farm, including cofounder Diane Ott Whealy.
There’s lots of sound wisdom here—including the very good recommendation that you choose seeds that produce something you love to eat!
My favorite piece of advice comes from Shanyn Siegel. She says, simply, “start small.” Don’t overwhelm yourself by biting off more than you can chew. Pick one thing that you like to eat, learn to save those seeds well, and then move on from there.
Thanks to Seed Savers Exchange for the great video. You can learn more here: The Seed Garden.
Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, which is a community of people focused on modern self-sufficient living. She has been featured by National Geographic as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in Who’s Who in America for having inspired hundreds of thousands of backyard gardens. Marjory was the focus of an article that won Reuter’s Food Sustainability Media Award, and she recently authored The Grow System: The Essential Guide to Modern Self-Sufficient Living—From Growing Food to Making Medicine.