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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Gardening.

Seed saving is a huge part of permaculture! By saving your own seed, you are creating more adapted plants to your specific area, usually resulting in more vigorous and healthy plants! You also don't have to keep buying new seed every year.

Seed is generally saved from the strongest growing plants and ones with certain traits that you want the offspring to have.

Glass jars by Ross Catrow, on Flickr

To get certified for this BB, you will need to save seed from 4 different species.

This thread has some good basic information on saving seed from common vegetable varieties.

Saving seeds (Basic information)

It's important to clean the seeds and store them in a cool and dry place. This thread discusses it in greater detail.

Storing seeds

This thread has a good list of additional reading material on seed saving and plant breeding.

Saving Seeds, Breeding Plants, Landrace Gardening - reading list

How to Certify That Your BB is Completed

 - A picture of each species with seeds before being harvested (such as seed pods or sliced open with seeds showing) and some seeds removed
 - A brief description on how you are storing the seeds (in jars, seed packets, etc.)
 
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