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Plan ahead when saving seeds

September 19, 2018

NORFOLK - One of the most common things many gardeners do after a successful growing season is save the seeds for next year.

University of Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter says many people save seeds that were adapted to local climates or that had local historical value.

Porter says if you’re thinking about saving seeds, open or self-pollinated plants like beans, and tomatoes are among the best since their offspring is more dependable.

He says it’s good to plan ahead if you want to save seeds, and make sure you wait long enough for the fruit and seed of a plant to mature.

Porter says put the seeds in a tightly sealed container and then store them in the freezer to avoid moisture buildup.

For more information go to Extension.Unl.Edu.

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