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  • Seed Saving

    Now is the time of year to save your own seed of flowers, vegetables and anything else you fancy.

    I have lots of new bean and pea varieties to dry, ready for planting next year as well as all the stuff I swap.

    Now, something nice to put them in, try this site

    http://theseedsite.co.uk/envelope.html

    Not only does it give you nice seed envelope templates but it also gives all the information you will need to save your own seed.

  • #2
    I use my own Piglet, not as pretty but functional. ..... bit like me really
    ntg
    Never be afraid to try something new.
    Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.
    A large group of professionals built the Titanic


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    • #3
      Cheers Chuck! Saved me bacon.

      Flum
      Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

      www.vegheaven.blogspot.com Updated March 9th - Spring

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      • #4
        Piglet, I was only today thinking "I must buy some small wage envelopes to put my bean seeds in". Well done. I printed mine on Premium paper which is a bit stronger than the usual T*sco Basics paper
        All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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        • #5
          Pigletwillie, your an angel. gonna be printing all weekend now.
          Blogging at..... www.thecynicalgardener.wordpress.com

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          • #6
            More of a cherub Seasprout than an Angel I think.

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            • #7
              Just had a quick glance, can you print the seed name in them?
              My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
              to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

              Diversify & prosper


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              • #8
                seed saving???

                I've been wondering about saving some runner and french bean seeds that I really liked.Will they be the true variety next year???

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                • #9
                  You're usually fine with french bean seeds bendm, however, I think some runners are a bit promiscuous. Having said that, some gardeners have been saving theirs for years and years - probably got their own strain by now. If the originals don't have any characteristics you dislike it's worth having a go. I save yin-yang beans from year to year - great crops.
                  Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

                  www.vegheaven.blogspot.com Updated March 9th - Spring

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Snadger View Post
                    Just had a quick glance, can you print the seed name in them?
                    I'f you've got a pen
                    ntg
                    Never be afraid to try something new.
                    Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.
                    A large group of professionals built the Titanic


                    ==================================================

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bendm View Post
                      I've been wondering about saving some runner and french bean seeds that I really liked.Will they be the true variety next year???
                      providing they're not F1's yes. Most legumes are self pollenating ( it happens before the flower is properley open) so they should be OK. I save my own french beans - The Prince and broad beans ( red flowered) and this year I sowed a row of tall peas - show perfection and I only had a few off them as they are all for seed for this coming year.
                      ntg
                      Never be afraid to try something new.
                      Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.
                      A large group of professionals built the Titanic


                      ==================================================

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nick the grief View Post
                        I'f you've got a pen
                        Design flaw I suppose! Can't grumble for nowt though (why spoil the habit of a lifetime)
                        My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                        to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                        Diversify & prosper


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                        • #13
                          Look on the Real Seeds website and ask for one of their catalogues.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by nick the grief View Post
                            I'f you've got a pen
                            Don't need a pen with these, and they're free, so they don't cost a packet(sic)!
                            They also print ok in greyscale, I know I've tried!

                            http://alenkasprintables.com/seed_packets.shtml
                            My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                            to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                            Diversify & prosper


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Snadger View Post
                              Don't need a pen with these, and they're free, so they don't cost a packet(sic)!
                              They also print ok in greyscale, I know I've tried!
                              They'd need to be editable...! Bit "American mush" aren't they?!
                              Pass the bucket!

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