A place to discuss seed saving techniques and heirloom seed history.
A place to discuss seed saving techniques and heirloom seed history.
May be a long shot, but is anyone able to ID these seeds? Found in the Everglades. If so any propagation tips (not sure if they cold stratify or not).
Best non-Ziplock/plastic seed saving storage?
I’m starting my seeds (Zone 7b/8a) and noticing how many Ziplocks I used to save seeds from previous years and how bulky it is in my freezer. Basically, every time I saved seeds from a plant it got its own Ziplock, so as an example I may have multiple “Bell Peppers 2022” bags.
I keep my store bought seeds in one of those plastic photo organizers, but I’ve always stored saved seeds in the freezer. Is this necessary and is there a non-plastic possibly reusable alternative?
Would it be worth buying some small paper envelopes that can be composted and fit in the organizer? I also save all our glass jars and did the Glove Collaborative thing for a while so have a bunch of those small cleaning concentrate jars which might work, but I worry about how to label those since they’re so small.
When will I know when to save the seeds of this sunflower. Growing it in my front garden and want to save for next season
Collected 100 seeds in total in an old jar to display. These seeds will be easy to guess.
I have gathered up a few ripe seed pods and left them to dry out for a month or so now, I would like to stash these seeds until I have space to plant them but I’m wondering what the best way to do this would be? So far I’m thinking in a glass jar with a sealed lid and a sachet of silica gel thrown in. I’m open to suggestions.
I grew several different types of peppers last year (yellow 7 pot, Carrie an red habenaro, hatch, Anaheim, bells, Thai chilis, super Thai, scorpion, ghost, jalepenos, cayenne, shitito, and maybe another one or two.) I know some might cross pollinate with one another and I did not separate them far enough or use big nets. Will the seeds still be viable? Will there just be some hybrids? I always seed save and haven’t worried about this before, but possibly I didn’t notice.
I’m growing a crop of heirloom sunflowers for seed (to sell). I’m not growing any other sunflowers and live very rural so I’m safe from cross pollination. I want to grow another succession of something else though…. So l I’m the only risk of cross pollination haha. I’m just wondering how long the standing patch of sunflowers seeding are susceptible to cross pollination? Can’t seem to find the info anywhere on the internet. Variety is 100 days to maturity.
Also how long is the pollen around? Will first planting still be shedding pollen when they are full of seeds? Cross pollinating the second planting?
I have around ~ 5 gr of common birch seeds (Betula pubescens) of Icelandic stock (Bæjarstaðabirki clone) which is one of few birch forest of Iceland to survive continous cutting, volcanic disruption and sheep grazing. These trees eventually can grow up to ~12 meters. Only suitable for Northern temperate climate. Anybody for exchange?
Hello! I’m trying to be as self-sufficient as possible, although I am still learning as I go. I am currently trying to save seeds of everything I grow.
I’ve been calculating how much seed I’ll need to save of each crop in order to yield my desired amount of that crop the following year.
My question is: when I go to grow out that crop, what percentage of its seed should I always keep in storage to ensure I always have seed in the case of crop failure?
I know there’s probably not a set percentage. But I was just wondering what y’all might do. Or perhaps what seed banks, or the like, might do.
Thanks for your help & input!!
Purchased from americanseedstore, shipped from china so I have my doubts. The appear to be the correct shape however they seem too small to be wasabi. If they aren’t does anyone know a reputable place to get legit seeds, if not I’ll just have to buy starter plants.
True sadness is separating sunflower seeds from the bud, throwing the seed in your compost heap and putting the bud into seed storage.
curse you, semi-conscious automated sorting hands
Can you please confirm whether the seeds are on the left or right or neither?
I have a bunch of marigolds that are still kicking and healthy and I'd like to save their seeds. There's plenty of dead heads to grab, but they're all mostly wet from being rained on a LOT recently (Seattle area).
Typically when I have saved other seeds I'm successful just putting them in a paper bag and giving it a good shake occasionally until they're completely dry. I haven't had any issues with mold/rotting so far, but these are noticeably soggy.
Wondering if there's any hope at all, and if someone can recommend the best method to dry them out. Even if there's 'no hope', I'll probably still try it for science.
I was just shucking the corn I left for seed. I noticed that there is some cross pollination between my sweet and flour corn that was several hundred feet away. Not a lot, maybe 2-4 kernels per cob on the plants that were closest to the flour corn patch. I picked out all of the flour corn type kernels out and stored them separately. Is there any use for these crosses, culinary wise, if I were to grow them out and just let them interbreed? I have landrace sweet and flour corns growing, would it hurt if I mixed a few of the crosses into one of those populations?
If there are other cucumber plants 20 and 40 feet away from my seed harvesting will the seed be true to the original species or a crap shoot of cross pollinated offspring
Edit: I also have some habanero pepper seed, same question.
I want to store all my herb and vegetable seeds in ziplock packets that will be put into these containers, also could add a silica gel packet to each one if needed.
First time gardening, wondering how to I harvest and store these concord grape seeds for when I eventually get a bigger place.
What seeds are these and can I sow these in the winter?
First time seed saver here… I just lopped off the dried heads from a marigold plant I had in my vegetable garden and pulled the seeds out. Since the heads were already dried up and the seeds feel dry, should I still leave them out to “dry” more before putting them away?
Hi, I took Anaheim pepper seeds out of a pepper that had been on the counter for a few days. Put the seeds on a plate. Most are stuck to the plate now. Is this normal? I’m new. Thanks
This is my first year saving tomato seeds. I looked up some videos on YouTube months ago in preparation and remembered learning that they need to be fermented a week. (I then googled to double check after leaving them too long and saw it’s three days)
Well, quite honestly I got stressed and depressed and seeds weren’t in the front of my brain anymore. Mine fermented just shy of three weeks. The Roma seedlings started to sprout, and one or two here and there in my other jars started to sprout. I picked out the germinated ones and I have them drying but I worry they’re not going to be viable at all.
Does anyone with more experience have any opinions or advice?
Hi guys. I'm wanting to scarify some seeds and was looking at ways to do it. Was just wondering if anyone had a good simple method ? Thanks in advance