Growing Heirloom Seeds

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Starting out with heirloom seeds is easy for gardeners who want to become part of a larger tradition or start their own. Learn about growing heirloom seeds and getting into seed saving from an organic farmer in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Daniel Botkin

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So, we're going to talk to you about Heirloom Seeds and seed-saving, why they're so special, and how to get started with saving seeds. We're going to cover some of the basics about saving seed for the self-pollinating varieties like beans and tomatoes, and then we'll get into some of the trickier varieties to save, like the squashes and the corn and so forth. And finally, we'll talk to you about sources for seed, and how you too can get involved in the beautiful Heritage Seed Movement. There's plenty for you to know about, and there's plenty to learn. Many people are intimidated and won't get started because they think they have to be an expert. But really, if you want to save seed, there's not that much to it, and all that's required is a love of growing things, and a love of good food. Heirloom seeds are everywhere. Want to start with the simple ones? Well, we'll get there - we'll be telling you about the simple ones shortly.