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The guide shows backyard gardeners how to plant the best varieties for seed saving. It also covers how to maintain crop “genetics,” cultivate, harvest, process and store seeds.
Backyard gardeners interested in saving heirloom seeds and other non-hybrid seeds will find that the guide provides a wealth of information. Ultimately, the guide’s goal is to help them become more successful at growing food.
The guide includes a crop-specific chart. It provides in depth guidance on pollination, isolation, population and other important criteria for saving seeds.
OSA is a non-profit organization that supports the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. OSA works with organic farmers and other seed professionals to accomplish its goals. It offers collaborative education, advisory services and research programs.
New Seed Saving Guide on the way
Suburban Hobby Farmer is also working on a guide specifically. SHF will make this new guide available free to readers when it is completed.
The information contained in the new Guide will focus on how backyard gardeners can save money, improve flavor and increase yields by saving their own seeds.
The goal is to translate practices perfected by market growers into practices that you can implement on a smaller scale in your own gardens.
Please watch this article for more info on the SHF Seed Saving Guide. I will update this page when the new guide is available.
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