|The beautiful Madagascar Bean|
|Jane collecting seed from a brassica|
Saving seed from vegies such as spinach, kale, mustard, lettuce etc let a couple of plants go to seed, let them dry out for a couple of weeks in the ground, pull them out and store them in a dry position and then collect your seed.
|Collecting seed from pumpkin and zucchini|
The advantage of picking from your own garden is that you know exactly where your food comes from, you know there will be no chemicals or pesticides used in the process and how easy is it to just head out the back to grab some lettuce or spinach leaves! Now, unless I had more time than I could probably grow more than I am able to but even if you are able to only grow a few things - it is definitely worth it.
|Turmeric - I don't have any growing in my garden but I have been inspired to plant some. Michele made a delicious pumpkin and turmeric soup. YUM.|
|A good way to test your seeds reliability - place them in a damp paper towel for a few days and open it up to see what the germination rate is. I will definitely be trying this technique. I think it will save a lot of frustration and heartache!|