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What You Need to Know About Seed Saving

What You Need to Know About Seed Saving

The practice of seed saving is as old as gardening itself, thanks to gardeners treasuring these seeds from their favorite plants. One might ask: Why is it important to be a seed saver? It’s simple: Wouldn’t you want to grow your favorite plant again? And with the possibility of seed companies discontinuing your favorite seed for newer varieties, seed saving seems to be the obvious choice. And which brings us to the type of seeds that need to be saved. Pick open-pollinated or self-pollinated seeds only. Alternatively, avoid hybridized seeds as they will grow into plants that are have the characteristics of both parent plants. Also, plants that have been pollinated by the wind or insects might not be the exact breed you are looking for but if you wish to do so,...