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Since I received a birthday card with two Scarlet Runner beans inside, I saved seeds. When I owned a house, I was an organic gardener.

posted by BC-A on March 16, 2008 at 4:56 PM | link to this | reply


Some seeds need to be dried out and others can be used right away, but in general most should be dried. Some are not really viable, but most are. It's good to save them and experiment. Also, some vegetables bought at the store are hybrids and the seeds are no good. It's better to use open-pollinated and as close to organic as you can get when it comes to seeds. The best place to buy these that I know of is Bountiful Gardens here in the USA in California, but I imagine Australia has places to buy great seed also. I try to give back more to the planet than I take from it. We should all do that. I congratulate you in being a "greenie". I am somewhat of a greenie, but don't have enough liberal points of view to be considered a true greenie. Keep up the good work and please keep me informed on how your garden grows.


posted by sarooster on January 21, 2008 at 4:49 PM | link to this | reply


Im 19 and I am really getting into my gardening... I've got a Vegie garden that is my second attempt and I am really proud this time of it because there growing beautifully. I have a dream to own my own land with a HUGE vegie garden so that i can live off the land.

When I buy certain vegies/fruits with seads do I dry them out like rockmelons/watermelons and capsicums and with non seaded fruit how do I store them??

Thanks in advance


Rachael :)

posted by Shanlizer88 on January 21, 2008 at 4:01 PM | link to this | reply


There are several sources for good seed. The one I like and trust the most is Bountiful Garden in Willits, California.

They are the best around and they do a great job around the world with their work.



posted by sarooster on January 10, 2008 at 10:51 AM | link to this | reply

some time back i took a horticulture course, started a nursery and now the
nursery is overgrown, since i lost most of our trees in several hurricans we have had, i am going to plant my yard with what i have in the nursery, mostly trees and schrubs.  Then i am going to take the black ground cover up and use the watering system for a garden.  I have been reading about all the genetically altered foods we are eating now and i want to grow old timey food, and do it organically.  I miss the taste of food, the kind we ate when i was a kid. I also have been collecting seeds, mostly from friends and family, and mostly flowers, gourds, etc.  If you have sources for plain vegetables and flowers etc, would appreciate.  thanks.

posted by callista22001 on January 10, 2008 at 10:35 AM | link to this | reply

It's a very good thing to do and we can keep up the seed diverssty by doing so. No hybrid seeds here.

posted by sarooster on December 10, 2007 at 2:03 AM | link to this | reply

very cool>>>>>>>>I think growing from seed is a tremendous experience>>>>SAM

posted by sam444 on December 9, 2007 at 8:20 PM | link to this | reply

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