As you know, I love getting my hands in the earth and growing food. I love connecting with the circle of life and death. To be fully integrated into this cycle means collecting my own seed from the plants I have nurtured and nourished.
In 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we saw seed sales going through the roof, with many seed companies selling out of stock. This is a hint that we all need to become more self-sufficient and start saving our own seed, just like our ancestors would have done. A further benefit of saving seed is that it becomes familiar with our soil and climate, making it a much stronger.
- I save seed to eat the seed, such as dried beans or peas.
- I save seed to sprout for fresh alive greens in the winter, such as broccoli or radish. (Check out my sprouting video)
- I save seed to grow in the garden the following year.
If you’d like to know more, check out this video where I show you what seed I’ve been saving and how I go about it: