The Dirt on Seed Saving
March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Annual plants are amazing things! Their whole purpose in life is to grow, bloom, fruit, spread their seeds and die. But with the development of “seedless” fruits and vegetables, “pollen free” flowers and the hybridization of varieties for their aesthetic appeal and longer shelf life, heirloom plants are disappearing, never to be grown again.
Join Barb Webb as she introduces you to the wonderful world of seed saving! Barb will tell you about some of the easier seeds to save and explain the differences between saving seeds from heirloom, open pollinated and hybrid plants. In her class, Barb will talk about self-pollinating vs. cross-pollinating flowers, and best practices for selecting, identifying and ensuring that the seeds you harvest and save will produce true plants the following year. You will leave with a better understanding on how to harvest, dry and store some of your favorite seeds for generations to come. Barb has been gardening since she was a little girl in Montreal Canada. She became a Master Gardener and Master Recycler/Composter for Dakota County in 2014 and loves to spread the word on the merits of composting, growing your own food and seed saving. She enjoys experimenting with saving seeds of all kinds and would like to start a seed library in Eagan so that all gardeners can share nature’s greatest gift.