Heritage Seed Library Seed Saving Webinar
Discover how to save seed from your own homegrown veg by joining us for our online seed-saving webinar. Our webinar will equip you with everything you need to know about seed saving, including instructions on planning, growing, seed cleaning, drying and storage methods for a range of vegetable types based on the methods that have been refined over many years at the Heritage Seed Library.
Seed cleaning demonstrations will include a range of seasonal vegetables such as tomatoes, peas, French beans, lettuce, and peppers which you will be able to join in with at home. A list of seed cleaning materials will be provided in advance.
- Why save Seed?
- Annuals, biennials, and perennials
- Pollination methods
- Drying & storing your seed harvest
Skill level: Beginner
You will need to bring:
- Vegetables with seeds to clean - a tomato, pepper, dried peas, or beans in pods.
- Labels and a pen/pencil
- Equipment for peas & beans: A tray or saucer and a container for the chaff.
- Equipment for tomatoes & peppers: Cutting board, sharp knife, spoon, sieve, jam jar, and a container for the deseeded vegetables.
About your course Leaders: Head of The Heritage Seed Library Catrina Fenton & Lead Horticulturalist Marcin Salnikow
Catrina manages the collection and supports communities to share, grow and save seed through training, events, and partnership projects. She has worked for Garden Organic for the last eleven years and her previous roles have involved food growing programmes in schools and other communities.
Marcin has been gardening professionally since 2015 and first came to Ryton Organic Gardens as a volunteer before becoming part of the gardening team in 2017. He has a passion for all things propagation, from seeds to cuttings but his specialty is grafting. In 2021 Marcin joined the HSL team as Lead Horticulturist.
Our webinar will have an informal, relaxed learning environment with plenty of opportunities for interaction. We will also provide a full set of notes and handouts in advance.
We look forward to welcoming you.