Please let me be clear. I have an ulterior motive. I want people to learn how to save seeds. I don't care Why they save seeds, its just a skill I want to see more of in the average gardeners hands.
Flower gardening is a good way to make very small test patches (one might say even microscopic) to learn with.
issues of genetic manipulation, or hybridization receed for a flower gardener. So your skill set can build faster than your aquired botany skills. You can get those as you feel a need for them, rather than before the fact in order to garden. I want your hands and knees dirty!
Even raised beds (which I favor) can become a secondary luxury for a flower bed. or pot.
If you can read this you are already at a jump off spot to solicit seeds with a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope). There are many gardening forums you can also beg seeds from.
First here IS here. Trudi Davidoff at www.wintersown.org/ still packs up flower seed for requestors.
Janet Abramson is the seed bank manager of a yahoo group (tomatomania). Application to that list is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Tavares manages email@example.com
You will need to subscribe to either one to obtain direstions on how they disburse seed. Play nice and paint inside their lines. Both will supply copious amounts of good advice for free with seeds.
Post by Garden Happy on Apr 1, 2012 4:48:27 GMT -6
My boy's sent to here and she blessed their socks off! I also sent in for my grandchildren and they were thrilled with their seeds. She does ask for a $5.00donation if you can and any extra stamps if you can. Wonderful program!!!!!!!!!!
We have been sending one time a year for about 5 years now just for the fun of waiting to see what well get to grow out this year.We send her a few extra stamps and a small donation to help her out.
just a few years ago I learned how to save tomato seeds , beside the old napkin way. It was Container Ted that had pic's that were understandable .. I havn't seen him on in a few years ... but think of him often ;D TY Containerted I will def look into these sites TY
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