Friday, August 26, 2011

Saving Seeds

It's nearly September and we've started to collect seeds in the garden....and there is lots to be saved - dill, fennel, coriander, basil, echinacea, yarrow, rosehips and various other medicinal herbs, kale, spinach, lettuces, calendula, marigolds, cosmos, red orach, zucchini, cukes.  Unfortunately, we can't reliably save our tomato seeds, as tomatoes should be planted 20-25 feet from other varieties of tomato, and even this kind of isolation is not a 100% guaruntee that new plants will be exactly as the original plant.

For those living locally who wish to learn more about the details of proper seed saving, join us on Sept 17 for the exciting annual Seed Saving Workshop with Bob Wildfong, director of the wonderful Canadian non-profit organization Seeds of Diversity, here at Little City Farm!

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