The Seed Saving Guide

The simple act of saving seeds carries forward centuries of work by humans to cultivate plants that sustain and inspire us.

By Micaela Colley & Jared Zystro

The Seed Garden

The Seed Garden (Seed Savers Exchange, 2015) by Micaela Colley & Jared Zystro and edited by Lee Buttala & Shanyn Siegel brings together decades of research and hands-on experience to teach both novice gardeners and seasoned horticulturists how to save the seeds of their favorite vegetable varieties.

You can purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: The Seed Garden.

honey bee squash pollination corn pollination
Insect Pollinators are
Essential for Seed Saving
Hand-Pollination of Squash  Hand-Pollination of Corn
vernalization biennial cardoons celeriac plant
Vernalizing Biennials in Storage Vernalization Basics Saving Celery and Celeriac Seeds
onion cabbage pepper flower
Saving Onion and Shallot Seeds Saving Seeds from Cole Crops
Saving Pepper Seeds
cucurbita sweet potato plant common beans
Saving Seeds from Pumpkins,
Squash and Gourds
Growing Sweet Potatoes from Slips Saving Common Bean Seeds
eggplant flowers corn kernel carrots
Saving Eggplant Seeds
Saving Seeds from Sweet Corn
Saving Carrot Seeds