Introduction to seed saving
Join us for this half-day course and learn everything you need to know to get started with seed saving from Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library experts. You’ll gain a detailed understanding of the benefits of saving seed and how to select plants for particular characteristics, as well as step by step instructions on saving seeds.
We’ll introduce the main principles involved in growing plants to seed, harvesting, drying, cleaning and storage. We focus on the more straightforward annual crops to allow you to immediately apply these skills to your next harvest - we’ll cover tomatoes, peas, french beans, lettuce, peppers and aubergines.
We will take a look at some of these crops growing on our site and guide you as you try seed cleaning for yourself. You can enjoy a tour of the HSL’s growing area and will have the opportunity to ask our experts any questions. They have over 25 years of experience in seed saving between them so you’ll definitely be in good hands!
You’ll be able to take home a variety of factsheets to help get you started. This course is suitable for the beginner seed saver who has knowledge of growing vegetables.
This course is not suitable for children under the age of 16. Details of this course are subject to change.