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How to Save Seeds for Future Use

Posted On : Mar-19-2013 | seen (353) times | Article Word Count : 411 |

“Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed. “ – quoted Robert H. Schuller. Seeds are the base for future trees and gardens. Unless the seeds were kept safe, one would hardly yield the essence of the wide variety of wonderful genres.
“Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed. “ – quoted Robert H. Schuller. Seeds are the base for future trees and gardens. Unless the seeds were kept safe, one would hardly yield the essence of the wide variety of wonderful genres.

Preserving seeds greatly prevents loss of species, in survival of the rare genres and also save your money. The historic variety heirloom vegetables are easy to grow and are of high quality. They are open pollinated at all times and are cultivated and raised with classic breeding methods. Gardening and planting your own food is a pleasurable experience and quite useful.

The flexibility of seed saving depends on the type of seeds you wish to save. For instance, the seeds of non-hybrid tomato, pepper, bean, eggplant, cucumbers, summer squash, and watermelons are quite easy to save. Whilst more work and commitment is required to save the seeds of biennial crops such as carrots beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, onions, parsley, parsnips, rutabaga, salsify, Swiss chard, turnips and beets.

Before saving the seeds, you need to clean and dry those seeds to prevent molds or mildews. Separate the seeds from husk and dust. Large jars and coffee cans in the refrigerator are the ideal place to store the seeds. While saving the seeds in plastic sacks, keep in mind that the seeds should not lose its dampness at any condition, because few seeds are sensitive to moisture. The seeds should be stored in a cool and dry place that is free from insects and rodents.

You can also pack the seeds in paper envelope with the details of the seed. This helps in identifying the type of the genre and to check their storing period. This technique will greatly avoid confusions when wide varieties of seeds are stored.

The hybrid seeds can be hardly saved as they turn out to duds. You’ll find less than 25% of plant growth in the first harvesting. The next time it will go down. In order to get good result, you have to save the seeds from your first harvest. If you want seeds of rare species, there are many online services and independent organization which provides plenty of seeds in wide variety. Few organizations also provide you tips to enhance your organic gardening. Choose wisely and enjoy fruits and vegetables of all seasons.

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