Saving Seeds: Budget Gardening Tip

How did your garden grow? Ours was hit or miss, but the hits were dynamite. Super juicy tomatoes just oozing with flavor, sugary sweet and gorgeous orangey pink peaches and tasty crisp sugar snap peas.

To keep the good taste going, we’re canning and preserving our harvest the best we can before the first frost, as well as looking for ways to use those seeds again. The best way to achieve this is to save your seeds, and the International Seed Saving Institute has instructions for how to save seeds from your harvest. Check out the beginner seed saving instructions for beans, lettuce, peas, peppers and tomatoes – all plants that give the beginning seed saver the best chance for successful seed saving.

Then, in the spring, you’ll be ready for your springtime planting – and save some money on purchasing seeds.

Photo by Dru McPherson