Saving seeds and storing them for the next year used to be a normal part of gardening, before the convenience of simply running to the store and getting seeds.
As more and more people start gardens and look for ways to lower costs on food, many people are getting back into the art of seed saving.
WHAT KINDS OF SEEDS CAN YOU SAVE?
You can save seeds from fruits, vegetables, and flowers.Heirloom seeds can be saved year after year.
HOW TO SAVE FLOWER SEEDS
To save your flower seeds including some vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and celery you will need to allow the flowers to bloom and go through the process of pollination, dying off, and completely drying out.
HOW TO SAVE VEGETABLE SEEDS
If you are growing a vegetable that produces the seeds in a flower, for plants like broccoli or spinach you will need to use the method used to collect seeds from flowers.
HOW TO STORE SEEDS
Seeds should be stored in a cool dark space. For non-tropical native seeds, you can simply place them in your storage envelopes and put them into the refrigerator or freezer.