10.16.12 – Saving Seeds and Sowing the Future

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)
When: Tuesday October 16th, 6:30 to 9pm

Half the fun in the fall garden is harvesting seeds and planning what new edibles you want to try next year. But seeds can be expensive, and not everyone has room to plant a whole package of zucchini seeds! Find out what you need to know to save and share seeds and where can you trade for new-to-you varieties. We’ll also have an informal swap after the presentation.

Got Seeds to Swap?

Please try to arrive by 6pm so we can get organized. If you need seed envelopes, we’ve got some you can print and cut out.

Make sure to check all expiration dates on store-bought packaged seeds you may have leftover and want to share. They may still be okay, but without a germination test it’s hard to say and discouraging for newbies if they get a poor germination rate from swapped seeds. If you are packaging your own collected seeds, please clearly identify the seeds by name, the year you harvested them, and note whether they are fruit, veg, herb, or flower seeds, even if it seems obvious to you!

$3 suggested donation

Links mentioned during the presentation

www.dropswapgrow.com
http://www.seedsave.org/
http://www.seedsanctuary.com/articles/seedsaving.cfm
Seed to Seed – Suzanne Ashworth – Seed Savers Exchange
www.thegrowinghome.net/store/ (look for Gardening Guides)
www.rareseeds.com- Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.