Seed saving is quickly becoming popular again. Monsanto is scaring even the smallest urban farmers into the practice of saving their seeds! That's a whole different post altogether, but if you're interested here's some links:
Lords Of The Harvest
Millions Against Monsanto
Last year we took part in an online seed saving exchange that Lisa over at Earthmama hosted. I am not sure if she's doing it again this year, but we've been busy saving seeds anyways. Let me know if you're interested in exchanging some!
Lavender (not seeds to plant, buds for herbal goodies!)
Mammoth Sunflower Seeds
Holy Basil (also known as Thai Basil)
Ruby Red Okra
Pumpkins (or pumperkinnys, as Baby C calls them)
1.My attempt at saving tomato seeds was foiled by over fermentation (so stinky!).
2.I tried butternut squash, but did not dry them properly and they grew mold. Sad face. That was some of the tastiest butternut squash!
3.Butter lettuce didn't work because a crazy windstorm uprooted the lettuce tree that was just about to flower.
4.Beets...those poor beets never had a chance. We eat them up instantly. I may have to "hide" some in the garden so they can be allowed to go to seed.
The girls really got into it and are excited to plant our baby seeds this year. I look forward to learning even more about seed saving and creating our own Crooked Moon Seed Bank.
For more information on seed saving check out these books (hopefully they're at your library!):
Seed to Seed
Seed Saver's Handbook
Seed Saving Websites:
Seed Saving Institute