Why Harvest Your Own Seeds?

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An organic gardener explains the benefits of harvesting your own seeds, plus gives tips on how long seeds can be stored, in this free online gardening video full of seed harvesting tips. View Video Transcript

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Gale Gassiot

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Seed harvesting is collecting seeds from plants in order to plant those seeds again in the next season. There are several reasons that you would harvest seeds. One is that you don’t have to buy the seeds. Two is that you get to know your plants and your seeds. I’ve been harvesting my own xenias for ten years. And I really know my xenias and I know what they like and so there are no tricks or questions.

So when you harvest your own seeds you want to be sure to use them within a year. Because otherwise they lose their potency and they lose their germination.