PFT 006: Home Garden Seed Bank

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Colorful Veggie HarvestBuilding Your Own Home Seed Bank-  In this episode we discuss  the value and benefits of having own seed bank and why it’s advantageous to store your own veggie and flower seeds.

Points covered include:

 Why bother saving seeds?

  • Convenience
  • Ensuring availability
  • Opportunity to share/trade

Getting started- Where do you get your seeds?

  • Self-harvested
  • Retail stores
  • Seed catalogs
  • Friends and family
  • Seed exchanges

What’s the difference between…

  • Wild harvest
  • Self-harvested
  • Heirloom
  • Hybid
  • GMO

Storing and Taking inventory

  • Create an inventory spreadsheet- so you know what you have in your bank
  • Eases sharing and trading with friends and family
  • Keeping them organized and safe
    • Storing in wide-mouth mason jars
    • Snap-lock totes
    • Good-ol’ shoeboxes


Show Links-

–          Glenn Fink– The man behind our intro music

–          My video on Harvesting Red Russian Kale Seed

–          Heirloom Seed Swap – a great site for trading seeds for free

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