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What new seeds are you saving this year?

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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/23/2015, 8:51 am

I normally save Cape Cod collards, a French spinach, Spinach mustard, Grand Rapids lettuce, different types of tomatoes, peppers, and radishes, and daikon seeds every year. It amazes me how much better they grow in my SFG than the original the store bought ones.

This year, for the first time, I'm going to save:

From last years plants...
Ripbor kale,
Dwarf Blue Vates kale
Eastham turnip

From this year's plants...
Marketmore cukes
Trombocini squash
Hopefully a few different varieties of lettuce. I'll get back to you once this is a reality.

What seeds are you saving this year and do you have regulars that you save?

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Re: What new seeds are you saving this year?

Post  quiltbea on 5/23/2015, 11:24 am

My garden is so limited now that I won't save any seeds except something I want to try again for which I have no seed left. 

In this case, I have a new tomato for me, and that's Li'l Pink, which is an old heirloom I got from WinterSown a few years back.  I used the few seeds I had to start seed this year and only got 2 plants from them.  I've made a note to myself to save some seeds this year......IF I like the tomato.  Very little info out there online about this tomato.
I'm sure I'll remember to report my findings about this large cherry tomato.
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Re: What new seeds are you saving this year?

Post  Turan on 5/23/2015, 11:51 am

I am not good at seed saving really. I do let a few things self seed each year.
Mostly orach, sunflowers, cilantro, raab, poppies. O, I do save Painted Mountain corn seed.
I really should save bean seeds. The last few years I have been on a quest to figure out growing beans in my climate. (This quest was partially inspired by the Three Sisters threads here). So far the effort has been to just get them to produce anything before hard frost kills them Mad With some thought I suspect if I start saving seed of those that ripened first I might have better luck in the long run.
You have inspired me yet again to get out of my rut and go forth and save bean seeds this year! What a Face
Now to remember this come August/September Embarassed

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Re: What new seeds are you saving this year?

Post  Cajun Cappy on 5/23/2015, 1:47 pm

About the only seeds we save are our long horn okra seeds.  the particular variety I do not know we have had these for around 13 years or so.  I had some from my family but I lost them.  I found an older gentleman who had some seeds and got them from him.  Since he was a friend of my fathers they may well be the same stock.  We took a fall road trip for a couple months and when we got home we had alot of dried okra pods so I picked them and this spring stripped them and now have a pint jar full of seeds.  Waaaaay more than I need.  I may just give them to the corner As store.  If I see some of those lil seed bags, I may bag em up and offer them at the church sale in a couple weeks who knows.  I did learn that the yard long beans are natural so if we like them we plan to let a couple beans go full cycle to seed.
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