Monday, January 26, 2009


We managed to save a few seeds from our plants last year. Saving seed is a priority for us because locally grown plants can pass down positive evolutionary traits to future plant generations. In other words, plants can inherit genetic improvements adopted by their predecessors, like cold tolerance, disease resistance, improved production in a new climate, etc. Besides, seeds aren't cheap, especially when you are as maniacal as we are. We try to cut costs where we can. It's also rewarding to be the tiniest bit more self-reliant this year than last. Baby steps, right? Here is a list of seeds we have kept from last year, some bought and some saved. Not too shabby!
  • Holy Basil (Leftover)
  • Queenette Basil (Leftover)
  • Lao Green Stripe Eggplant (Leftover)
  • Arugula (Leftover)
  • Early Hanover Melon (Leftover)
  • Burmese Okra (Saved)
  • Ancho Pepper (Leftover)
  • Lemon Pepper (Saved)
  • Black Beauty Zucchini (Leftover)
  • Nyagous Tomato (Leftover)
  • Isis Candy Tomato (Leftover)
  • San Marzano Tomato (Saved)
  • Monnopa Spinach (Leftover)
  • Harlequin Marigold (Leftover)
  • Perilla (Saved)
  • Lemongrass (Saved)
  • Cilantro (Leftover)

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