Seeds – Saving & germination
Learn how to sow seeds like this. Combine carrots and radish seeds to have the advantage of seeing where your carrots are long before they are ready. (more…)
Seeds can be expensive. When you save seed you also are saving money.
You can exchange seed with other people who also save seed.
The practice of saving seed is resourceful and sustainable.
Save your vegetable seeds from vegetables you grow. Sometimes, seeds in vegetables you buy may be hybrid and will not germinate true to type. So seed saving good. (more…)
I’ve collected seed for many years. It’s an enjoyable hobby that increases our family self reliance and frugality.
“The art of saving seed has been practiced by Gardeners long before there were commercial seed producers.
In fact, most of the vegetables and flowers we have today owe their existence to the fact that these early Gardeners, with an eye for quality, saved the seed of their best plants, sowed them the next year, and in this way improved the species. (more…)
In many places in New Zealand we can benefit from extending our NZ growing season.
For most of New Zealand, a micro climate can be most advantageous in achieving an early germination of our plants.
Here are some low-cost ideas you could use to create a mini-greenhouse. (more…)
This is how I germinated my vegetable seeds before spring using basic recycled bottles.
I have trialled two methods; one for outdoor germination and one for on-the-window-sill seed germination.
Both have been very helpful to me. (more…)