A Garden Guide to Saving Seeds

A garden guide to saving seeds, including a bit of botany, recycling seeds, the easiest seed-saving crops, other commonly saved vegetables, and information on the seed saver's exchange.



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Harvest lettuce stalks with a bag to keep from losing their seeds.
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Figure 4: Caging.
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Figure 3: Broccoli flowers.
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Figure 5: Tag Parent Plants.
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Figure 2: Spinach flowers.
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Figure :1 Flower Parts.
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Figure 9: Freeing cabbage's seedstalk.
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Figure 8: Pollinating corn.
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Figure 7: Protecting sunflower seeds.
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Figure 6: Threshing.
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Figure 10: Unopened female squash flower.
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Figure 12: Fertilizing the female flower.
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Figure 11: Bagging the blossom.
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Overwintered parsnips will bolt late the next spring and produce loads of seed by July.
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Figure 13: Winnowing seeds.
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Kent Whealy with a rare White Cushaw.
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