Next steps to seed saving, trickier annuals - online webinar
This is the perfect follow-on from our introductory course, ‘Introduction to Seed Saving’, or is ideal for those with some experience of saving seed from vegetables.
The webinar will cover cultivation for seed saving from the more difficult traditional veg crops - annual cross-pollinators that flower and set seed within a single growing year.
After undertaking the course, participants will understand methods of isolation & pollination, be able to rogue outcrops and learn how to clean seeds of some appropriate seasonal crops. Crops covered include Runner/Broad beans, Cucurbits and annual brassicas.
By the end of the day participants will learn how to plan:
- Isolation & pollination methods
- Population size
- Roguing & selection
- Post-harvest ripening & drying
- Seed cleaning methods for some seasonal vegetable seeds
- The principles of seed storage & shelf-life
Skill level: Intermediate
Course Leader: Clare Pritchard
Clare has been a horticulturist at the Heritage Seed Library for over ten years. As well as producing seed organically for heritage varieties grown on-site, Clare has lead responsibility for coordinating assessment trials of new additions to the collection and ensuring compliance to Soil Association standards.
Our webinar will have an informal, relaxed learning environment with plenty of opportunity for interaction. We will also provide a full set of notes and handouts.