This is a guest post by Melissa (Pioneering Today) on the Natural Living Mamma site.
An heirloom seed is seed from a plant that has been passed down from generation to generation. These seeds are for plants that may be extremely hardy, productive or tasty. One thing I love about heirloom seeds is the connection to the past generations of gardeners who collected and passed down these seeds.
Melissa shares some important things you need to look at in order to be successful at saving and using heirloom seeds.
- The importance of knowing if a seed is cross or self-pollinated
- Which seeds have to be fermented before storing
- Which seeds have to be left on the plant
Saving heirloom seeds is a practical way to naturally select and use seed that are proven performers. Click the link to read all of Melissa’s recommendations.