Set your sights on saving seeds this spring

By Lou Bull

Please, we would love more peas …

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Photo by Simon Dallinger

Coming across this photo again was a lovely surprise. Taken just over 7 years ago the faces in of our seed saving committee were a little bit different with a couple of familiar ones as well.

I found it while I was looking for some photos of pea flowers to encourage everyone to save some seeds when their peas take on a little spring fling. Continue reading

Tomato Extravaganza Recap

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Members brought their favourite tomatoes – we checked them out, tasted them, and some even went home for seed saving still in the fruit!

Our February gathering was a tomato-themed triumph with more than 35 attendees sharing their experiences, tips and questions. Big thanks to Karral Miller for her work to prepare and facilitate the session and to all who joined in.

Karral has also generously summarized the discussions so you can refer back to (or catch up on) the content, including tomato varieties, growing advice, pests and diseases, saving seed, dealing with the glut (yes, that includes recipes!) and even links for further reading.
You might like to grab yourself a cuppa and settle in for a little reading session. Continue reading

Check out our seed bank lists

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List of seeds in the seed bank – vegetables first and flowers and herbs following.

Here’s our latest inventory of seeds in our seed bank (click to view as a PDF).

We encourage members to use the lists to identify the seed they would like to access (take home, grow, save again, share & return!) and also opportunities to expand or renew the seed bank by contributing seed we don’t currently have or are running low on.

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