Our urban gardens may be the last stronghold for preservation of heirloom diversity.
In easy visual format, here's how to join in the seed-saving fun.
What vegetable seeds are easy to save? What ones are more complex?
How do I protect my heirloom tomatoes from crosspollination? How many corn plants do I need to grow to get good seed?
Our urban gardens may be the last stronghold for preservation of heirloom diversity. In easy visual format, here’s how to join in the seed-saving fun.
The flowcharts in this free pdf download will …
- identify which vegetables are easy to get good seed from
- identify which vegetables are best left to advanced seedsavers
- reveal minimum population sizes
- understand what kind of urban garden you’re working with, and how it might aid in your seedsaving
- indicate the isolation distances recommended by experts
- suggest workarounds for those isolation distances, using urban features like buildings
- give you ideas about what your seed might be good for, even if you didn’t follow any of the experts’ recommendations
These flowcharts were created to complement Joanne Poyourow’s book Urban Seed Saving.
FREE download (pdf 7.3 MB)