Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Granny always said to save the seeds from the best vegetable your plant grew. You can apply this same principle to the veggies your buy from the store or farmers market.
You can save seeds from any veggie or fruit that has a seed. Great candidates are any heirloom peppers, eggplants, zucchini, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, apples, peaches, cucumbers, avocados and many more. You can also cut off the bottom of onions and replant them. Breaking your garlic into cloves and planting them can work. Same with the eyes of potatoes. If you do potatoes, plant them in a potato planting bag to be sure that you don’t accidentally transmit potato diseases into your soil. The starters you buy are certified to be disease free.
Best chance for success is with organic as they have been treated with least toxic chemicals, are sure to be GMO free, and will not have been irradiated which basically kills the seed.
I have successfully grown peppers, tomatoes, oranges, and avocados from seeds from produce I bought at the grocery store. I have date seeds in a pot right now to see what happens.
It doesn’t cost a thing to try!