Seed Saving

Asked August 1, 2016, 3:22 PM EDT

Hi, I am wondering if there is a simple guide/handout out there on the basics of seed saving for beginners. I am in the process of starting a seed library at my college and I am looking for resources to provide to our students, faculty, and staff. I have gone through several websites as well as books and other resources, and while these all have great information in them, I was hoping to find something more straightforward for those who have never gardened before.

Knox County Tennessee seeds horticulture

1 Response

Thank you for your question about seed saving. I'm not sure what you've already seen, but here are a couple of resources that seem to be pretty basic for home gardeners:

An Introduction to Seed Saving for the Home Gardener (University of Maine Extension):
https://extension.umaine.edu/publications/2750e/

Harvesting and Saving Garden Seeds (Montana State University):
http://store.msuextension.org/publications/YardandGarden/MT199905AG.pdf

If these are still not what you're looking for, let me know.