Living Homegrown Podcast With Theresa Loe

LH 167: How to Save Seed From Your Garden



LH 167: Tips for saving your backyard food garden seeds Preserving the flavors of the season doesn't have to stop when that last canning jar lid has "popped." If you know how to save seed from your own food garden, you are truly self-sufficient and can save your favorite plants to grow, harvest, and repeat again year after year without ever opening a seed catalog.  Saving seed is also a great way to share your garden with others. By saving seed, you can give your favorite flavors and best producers to others by handing them a tiny envelope of potential. What a great gift for a fellow gardener, or a friend thinking about starting their own garden. In today’s episode, host Theresa Loe interviews author Julie Thomson-Adolf about some of the best ways for us to save our own garden’s potential each year…in seed.         You will learn: The many benefits of saving seed The difference between open-pollinated & hybrid seed What is meant by the word “heirloom” How to dry harvest Why you would want to ferment some