The Learning Garden presents:
Vegetable Garden Series: Planting a Seed Saving Garden
Thursday, May 25, 2023
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
NC Cooperative Extension
Buncombe County Center
49 Mount Carmel Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Presenter: Barb Harrison, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer
Planting a seed-saving garden takes careful and thoughtful planning in order to grow a garden that produces homegrown produce, but also produces viable seeds for you to harvest and save for replanting next year. There are several “rules of thumb” to remember as you choose the plants from which you will be saving seeds.
The program will begin indoors where we will cover what you need to know to have a seed-saving garden. The terms open-pollinated (heirloom), hybrid, self-pollinating, and Isolation distances are all important terms to understand for seed saving. Tomatoes, pole beans, peppers and lettuce are good choices for beginning seed saving. We will plant these in The Learning Garden during this program. Then at the OctoberFest, on October 14th, we will harvest and save the seeds from these plants.
This will be an in-person program at the Extension office at the address above. Portions of this program may be held outside; please dress appropriately for the weather. The classroom size is limited so register to reserve your seat!
Registration: The talk is free but registration is required. Please click on the link below to register. If you encounter problems registering or if you have questions, call 828-255-5522.