How to Save your Seeds

Rather than reinvent the wheel, we’ve linked to some great resources from the International Seed Saving Institute and Seed Saver’s Exchange on basic techniques for seed saving and harvesting from most of the common garden plants.

General Techniques

Easy/Beginner Level

  • Tomato
  • Pepper
  • Bean
  • Peas
  • Lettuce

Medium/Experienced Level

  • Corn
  • Cucumber/Melon/Squashes
  • Radish
  • Spinach

Advanced/Expert Level

  • Beet/swiss chard
  • Brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, kale, brussell sprouts)
  • Carrot
  • Endive
  • Radicchio
  • Onion
  • Turnip

Alphabetical List of Plants w/ Basic Saving Techniques, from Seed Saver’s Exchange

Organic Seed Alliance Publication List -the “Seed Saving Guide for Farmers and Growers” is 6th on the list.

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