Permaculture forum: Seed saving article at PRI

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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Jul 6, 2012 2:55 PM CST Admin

I really liked this very well written and thorough article on seed saving, from a permaculture perspective:
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
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For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
Jul 29, 2012 2:56 PM CST
Yep, I finally read the article and am glad to report I can't dispute anything written. (I'm such an arrogant perfectionist sometimes!) :>)

Shoe (collecting/fermenting seeds from the garden already)

Charter ATP Member
Aug 1, 2012 6:50 AM CST
Excellent find, Dave! Horseshoe, arrogant perfectionism. The only way to be! I wouldn't want to subject myself to a brain surgeon who wasn't one!

Seedsavers is another source for information on seed saving. Still around after all these years.

Right now Im collecting sprouting organic shallots from the grocery story and seed heads and tubers from ferrel garlic plants for the fall garden. Looking for leek seeds.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Aug 12, 2012 4:10 AM CST
In Canada we have Seeds of Diversity which operates much as Seed Savers Exchange.
They publish a catalogue of members' seeds. In the winter they hold Seedy Saturdays
and/or Seedy Sundays across Canada. They also have a special Tomato Project on the go
which attempts to preserve varieties developed in Canada.

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