SEED SAVING

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I have a library of nearly 500 different varieties of vegetable seeds. Every year I grow up to 70 varieties from which to save seed. Many are returned to the Heritage Seed Library. Other I keep to refresh my stocks to grow for the table and the rest I like to share. Many are in my latest seed catalogue which is updated at the end of the year. Seeds can remain viable for many years if looked after. I recommend that if you want to keep seeds for more than a year you should store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I have some varieties that have been stored for more than20 years and which continue to remain viable.

To help cover my costs I ask for a donation of £1 for each packet plus postage of £1.50  Payment can be made using PayPal or by bank transfer (details provided with your order).  Alternatively, you can send me an S.A.E. with a donation of stamps.

If you would like to try some of my seeds please email me: adam@theseeddetective.co.uk to check that I have what you require.

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Three of my favourite peas looking blooming lovely. The promise of a brilliant mange tout to come with the purple flower of Jaune de Madras, the blousy flower of Dwarf Defiance and pretty double flowers of Carters Dwarf Sugar pea which are perfect for pots and small gardens

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More planting out of crops for ⁦@HeritageSeedsUK⁩ using a pinch of excellent ⁦@CarbonGold⁩ in the planting hole. Morden Yellow is an ex-commercial Canadian cultivar no longer in production. Looking forward to see just how delicious they are and to save loads of seed.

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The first pods of ⁦@HeritageSeedsUK⁩ dwarf pea Tom Thumb. Gorgeous in a pot and even better consumed

A trugfull of treats for a spring supper. Durham Early cabbage, Syrian Small broad beans and Douce Provence peas all grown from my home-saved seed. I cannot claim the asparagus which I bought as crowns. Too delicious to do anything more than steam and eat with a little butter 😋

Perfect weather for planting out @HeritageSeedsUK runner bean SIMM’s Corsair which I am growing out for seed for the library. Now time needed to encourage those leaders to twine 😋😋

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