Next steps in seed saving

Ryton Organic Gardens
Thursday, 10 October 2019 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

If you already have some experience of saving seed from vegetables you may be interested in our half-day 'Next steps in seed saving' course. We will focus on two types of seed with more complex requirements, those from annuals which easily cross-pollinate; and biennial crops which flower and set seed the year after sowing.

What we will cover:

  • Pollination and isolation
  • Selection of the most appropriate plants and seed
  • Post-harvest ripening
  • Over-wintering of biennials
  • Drying seed and cleaning seed
  • Storage and shelf-life

You’ll also enjoy a tour of the Heritage Seed Library growing area and will have the opportunity to ask our experts any questions. There will also be a variety of factsheets for you to take home and help get you started.

Booking a place: 

Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us for more information and to reserve a place. Alternatively, book a place or register your interest online.

This course is not suitable for children under the age of 16. Details of this course are subject to change.

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Contact Phone: 
024 7630 3517