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Seed Cleaning Techniques for Seed Saving

Posted: November 7, 2016

In order to successfully store the seeds you harvest, they must be cleaned thoroughly first. There are two categories of seed cleaning techniques based on whether the mature seeds are borne in wet structures or basically dry on the plant. Wet processing is a 3-step process used to clean seeds that are enclosed in the wet flesh of a fruit or berry. Tomatoes, cucumbers and muskmelons, are examples of crops that require wet processing. Dry processing is used for seeds harvested.....
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Herb Fennel Flower - a delicate yellow umbel

Grow Your Own Fennel – it gets better all summer!

Posted: July 19, 2016

We tend to grow Florence fennel for its yummy bulbous stem. Pale green and delicately flavored like licorice, this stem is a culinary gem. But did you know that if left to flower and set seed, this same fennel yields a lot of aromatic seeds that can be “put by” for winter use in baking, stews and soups, sausages, and even savory syrups? In the process of setting seed, the glorious flower heads draw in all kinds of sma.....
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Drying Winter Squash Seeds for Saving

How to Save Squash Seeds

Posted: November 10, 2015

Saving your own squash seeds from your favorite varieties has many benefits. Here are a few: Protect against seed companies dropping your favorite variety......
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Seed Packets

Seeds in Asheville’s Next 100-Year Time Capsule

Posted: September 30, 2015

Asheville City Time Capsule Contain Greasy Cut Shorts We have some Sow True Seed Glenwood Greasy Cut Short Pole Beans in this time capsule. We’re hoping for 100-year germination, but at the very least the genetic information will not be disturbed! .....
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Tomato Seed Saving by Fermentation

How to Save Tomato Seeds And Other Wet-Processed Seeds

Posted: August 27, 2015

Saving your own seeds from your favorite varieties has many benefits. Here are a few: Protect against seed companies dropping your favorite variety. Select seeds for your personal tastes and desires. Enhance micro-regional adaptation of your seed. Save money. Gives you ‘currency’ for trades and seed-swaps. Apparently, so my friend told me, seed-savers are really cool. Botanical Notes: .....
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