The club operate a seedbank where members save seeds, give them to our Seed curator Denis Cox, who puts them into envelopes beautifully
labelled with a planting guide. The seeds are then available to members free of charge at club meetings. Occasionally the club
purchases organic seeds to increase the variety available.
To help you get the best results and assist Denis, here is a guide to collecting seeds for the seedbank.
- Save seed from your best plants to breed from the best
- Keep seeds in the cool out of direct sunlight
- Let the seeds dry out do not put them in an air tight container until they are totally dry otherwise they will get mouldy and loose viability
- A brown paper bag is the best way to keep the seeds whilst they are drying out
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When you supply seed, it will be necessary to provide as much detail as possible:-
- name of plant and variety
- month and year of harvest
- original source of plant
- length of time you have been growing the variety
- growing conditions
- planting time
- along with anything else of interest about the seed/plant
For any members who have any questions about how to go about saving seed, you can contact the Seedbank Curator at meetings
or by using the contact form below.