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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This is a wonderful Italian winter veg called cima di rapa aka broccoletto Almost completely destroyed by cabbage white butterflies in the summer it now livens up a stir fry. I will leave a few heads to go to seed in the spring. Indispensable

Just to let everyone who follows me know I recorded a podcast recently and if you want to listen you can find it here https://www.labaroma.com/podcasts/adam-alexander I promise I won't be offended if you don't but if you do please share 🙏🙏
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I have been growing #lemongrass for years. So easy to propagate too. These I lifted from the polytunnel at the weekend and already new roots are emerging. They should be ready to pot up in a couple of weeks and kept on a sunny windowsill until late spring. #permaculture

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The USDA’s new labeling for genetically modified foods goes into effect Jan. 1. Here’s what you need to know. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/01/01/usda-bioengineered-food-rules/

So what surprise did Mother Nature present you with on this fine New Year’s day??? Methinks this is one weird winter

I know it’s a silly winter when my super hardy ⁦@HeritageSeedsUK⁩ Bath cos lettuce think spring is spring and it’s time to bolt!!