Seed Saving: Get started here


seedresourcesPlanting & Seed Saving Instructions

Use the menu below to find basic seed saving instructions for selected varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs. You can also view the full list here. For more in-depth instructions, please see Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth, a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for 160 vegetables, including botanical classifications, flower structure and pollination, population size, isolation distances, and techniques for caging, hand-pollination, harvesting, drying, cleaning and storage.


Flowers & Herbs

Other Resources

Hard Seed Guide
How to perform simplified germination tests at home
Crop-Specific Seed Saving Chart (New!)

How to assess seed maturity
Short term seed storage
View our past webinars on multiple seed saving topics
More seed saving resources from our blog
A Seed Saving Guide by Organic Seed Alliance

Seed starting
Growing potatoes
Growing garlic

USDA zone map
Find frost date for your location