As a person that works for a seed company I often hear confusion and complaints around the idea of “saving seeds”. When I first started working in Ag, I too was confused on the concept. 664 more words
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Many people are intimidated to harvest tomato seed. Nothing could be easier!! Select fruit from a desired variety that you have maintained by proper isolation distance or caging. 311 more words
There is no more popular vegetable (fruit) than the tomato. The seed is easy to save and well worth the effort!!
There are steps to follow when saving tomato seed. 499 more words
As heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers are losing ground by an estimated 10,000 a year, seed saving has become a race for time and the home gardener has a place in this race. 579 more words
Why Use Isolation Techniques for Saving Seed?
- Goal – produce true to type seeds
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- Prevent unwanted cross pollination by isolation
- Seeds are collected from a number of plants of the same variety, protecting the variety’s genetic diversity (prevents the loss of a variety’s unique characteristics – i.e.
Start with an easy crop. Consider annual crops that mature in one season.
- Annuals are plants that grow, mature, set seed and die within one year. 260 more words