How to save seeds

There are many different ways to save your seeds, so it is worth checking some of the published information, either online or in a book, to see how the experts recommend dealing with each type of plant.

Don’t be scared to give it a try - you’ve nothing to lose!

Here are some online resources to try:

http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.co.uk/

This blog has masses of gardening information. You might need to search a bit to find the entries on seed saving, but the instructions are easy to follow.

http://howtosaveseeds.com/

An online handbook, quite simply produced, by some one identified just as ‘Jack”. Some detailed technical information on seed isolation distances and breeding your own varieties.

http://www.realseeds.co.uk/seedsavinginfo.html

By The Real Seed Company. Lots of info on vegetable seed saving, but possibly a little technical for the complete beginner.

http://www.weekendgardener.net/plant-propagation/annualseeds-090809.htm

Some information on saving flower seeds.

Some books to help:

Back Garden Seed Saving: Keeping Our Vegetable Heritage Alive [Paperback]

Sue Stickland (Author), Susanna Kendall (Illustrator), available from Eco-Logic books: http://www.eco-logicbooks.com

Complete Guide To Saving Seeds, The [Paperback]

Robert Gough (Author)

There are also a few tips on these pages. Some of the most straightforward are covered here, to help you get started.