Tuesday, August 18, 2009

#88 Save Your Own Seeds

It's that time of the year that we are getting to be up to our ears in produce, but try to think about next year. Save yourself some money and collect some seeds from your flowers and fruits this year and already be one step prepared for next year's garden. Some are easier to collect than others. So far I have already collected seeds from yellow squash, banana peppers, & cilatro. I still plan to collect some seeds from my zucchini, pumpkin, tomatoes, spaghetti squash, & watermelon.

If you go to the farmer's market to buy something you didn't grow this year, think about saving the seeds from that produce so that you can plant it next year. Not only will you get to eat the produce, but you can keep the seeds and save money and not have to buy those seeds next year.

Also, consider talking with fellow gardeners about swapping seeds. They you can really get a variety and save yourself money on seeds next spring. Some items you might like may be difficult to harvest seeds from, so you still might have to buy those seeds.

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