Next steps in seed saving
This half-day course is the perfect follow on from our ‘Introduction to Seed Saving’ course, or is ideal for those with some experience of saving seed from vegetables, who are looking to further their skills. We will focus on two types of seed with more complex requirements, those from annuals which easily cross-pollinate; and biennial crops which flower and set seed the year after sowing.
What we will cover:
- Pollination and isolation
- Selection of the most appropriate plants and seed
- Post-harvest ripening
- Over-wintering of biennials
- Drying seed and cleaning seed
- Storage and shelf-life
You’ll also enjoy a tour of the Heritage Seed Library growing area and will have the opportunity to ask our experts any questions. There will also be a variety of factsheets for you to take home and help get you started.
This course is not suitable for children under the age of 16. Details of this course are subject to change.