Many seeds are easy for beginner gardeners to save, for example: tomatoes, lettuce, beans, cilantro, marigolds, cosmos. Some are a little more challenging, but once you know how....
Some benefits of seed saving:
You don't have to buy new seed.
You are sure to have varieties you like. Sometimes seed companies stop selling varieties or they sell out.
Preserve heirloom and heritage varieties.
Grow plants from seed adapted to your local conditions.
You can share and trade with friends and neighbours.
The satisfaction of growing your own seed.
A learning experience.
There are lots of resources available. Check out our resources page.
You can now view the 2019 presentations on our YouTube channel.
Topics covered: saving seeds, composting, solar energy,
living sustainably, and square foot gardening.
A big thank you to the presenters for sharing their knowledge,
and to James Alton for filming the presentations.