How and why to save seeds

An article that details the benefits of saving seeds from the plants you cultivate in your own garden. In recent times the availability and cheapness of purchasing seeds has meant the practice has declined, but permaculture gardeners, organic farmers and homesteaders are reviving it.

Harvesting and preserving seeds means you can ensure the quality of next year’s crop and share them with fellow gardeners. Importantly, saving seeds also helps preserve native and heritage species. Provides basic dos and don’ts as well as step-by-step guides for harvesting the seeds of tomatoes and of French beans.