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Seed planting and saving

February 14, 2013

So I planted my first seeds of the season today.

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Most of them I collected from plants I grew last year.  Just different tomatoes and peppers, but still felt wonderful! 

I have been reading all I can about saving seeds, feels important to me to learn.  Some things like root veggies are quite involved and require a couple of years to complete. Other seeds like tomatoes and peppers are a breeze.

Our seed banks world wide are becoming less and less diverse, loosing many of our heirloom varieties.  It is a good idea to grow as many of these scarce plants as we can and save the seed to keep what biodiversity we still have access to.

This year I plan on saving as many different seeds as I can, organic and non-hybrid of course.  Relearning what our ancestors knew about growing and maintaining your own food year after year. 

Of course in permaculture the focus is on the perenial veggies and fruits, this is my main focus also.  The perenial garden is where our true security lies.

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