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When you grow vegetables or flowers, do you ever save seeds to plant?

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No but we all should start collecting a non-corporate range of seeds and then share them with each other before the corporations who are hy-breeding them into a form so that they can eventually control the entire food stock production.
The food we can collect seed from now will only produce poor standard seed that reduces in quality each crop. Start collecting the seed stock from the older generation now so that we can protect it for the future. I think this could be a new industry and protect our food chain.


Well said.
by jonaja
Yes, I do but some of them do not work -there is a word, which I cannot think of as to why they do not.
I have now bought Eden seeds and these will be able to be replanted from the seeds these vegetables grow.
However there are many that will not grow from seeds.
by Finy
Your experience with the seed that will not reproduce is the point that I was making regarding the genetic modification the commercial developers have introduced. This is why the original stock held by the older gardeners must be collected and reproduced at a grass root level.
by kstew
No, but I do save the end bit of spring onions and grow them - they're quite quick and really fresh to use in food whenever we want :)
Only Pumpkin, and I dry them out in the Sun for a few hours.
But! you can do it with tomatoes.
I don't but I would like to. I used to do it for a while but vegie gardening can be pretty difficult over here in hot, sandy-soiled Western Australia (a lot of our plants die over summer) so I lost enthusiasm.
I so agree with you Carolyn -most of what I planted this summer died due to the particular hot conditions we had this year -I was told by the soil experts to put 50% shade cloth over the seedlings as this 35 heat day after day is just too much for most vegetables.
by Finy
No. My dad does and has great success with them. The plants he originally got seeds from were organic, which is why they have lasted so well.
Make sure you collect and continue your Dads seed stock as the genetic modification of the seed sold today will see quality and seed recycling end in the name of corporate profits.
by kstew
No. I am happy with the seeds that come through my worm farm and pop up in all sorts of places, fortunately sometime in my vege garden.
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