How to Harvest & Store Seeds by Texas Ready Seed Bank

Today Lucinda teaches us how to harvest and store seeds. She discusses: 1. Which fruit from your plants produces the best harvestable seeds. 2. Why seed are like batteries 3. Where the term…
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25 Responses to “How to Harvest & Store Seeds by Texas Ready Seed Bank”

  1. when i lived in Minnesota my favorite Autumn activity was seed
    gathering……i would scout the neighborhoods and come back to harvest
    from neighbors…..great source of annuals

  2. us city dwellers take for granted all this knowledge and all the work, art,
    science and love that go into creating the beautiful natural foods that
    provide us with life. I thought it’s as easy as dropping a seed into
    styrofoam cup filled with dirt and that’s it. I don’t even know the
    difference between sod, and dirt, and soil and compost, and fertilizer or
    anything!! 

  3. Victor Wadsworth Reply March 19, 2015 at 3:10 am

    I collect seeds in used prescription bottles. I also collect seeds in used
    mail envelopes. 

  4. Victor Wadsworth Reply March 19, 2015 at 3:49 am

    I collect pepper seeds & my extra I gift them out with my Ebay sells, sort
    of like a Johnny Pepperseed.

  5. need a place to find your book please. was just talking to my wife about
    collecting and storing seed for when shtf.

  6. The old-timers used to let the fruit rot… The seeds get moldy and
    nasty… And then dry them… That way they build resistance 2 the diseases
    that are in your area… Heatrier plants.!.! Also you can freeze them for
    30 days before you go to plant them… Then they think they went through
    winter and you will sprout more seeds…! love y’all

  7. Jeanette Grisham Reply March 19, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Hi. I’ve gathered an heirloom seed from an apple tree; what do I do with
    them?

  8. BEN TIME TRAVELER Reply March 19, 2015 at 5:06 am
  9. Things I did not know. Thanks for the information.

  10. Hey Steve, you’re stupid.
    I have a question though. I save most of my seeds. Last year I did pretty
    good, but my calypso beans, for some reason, got bugs in them.
    Was wondering if freezing my legumes would kill the bugs but hopefully keep
    the seeds alive. What do you think? Will they still germinate if I freeze
    them to kill the bug eggs?

  11. Don’t listen to this person. She is very stupid.

  12. If you use it you’ll never loose it!!! So true

  13. you saving seeds from two varieties grown together? how to you keep from
    hybridizing or cross contaminating?

  14. Wow, thank’s. Great information.

  15. Brilliant, thank you for taking the time to do this and teach us. I love
    you seed kit too.

  16. common sense! no good info at all!

  17. good info. thanks

  18. Backyardhomesteader Reply March 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I run an organization called American Seed Alliance.( american seed
    alIiance dot org) We collect seeds and pass them to those in need. So I
    know about seed saving. The only thing I would like to see on her website
    is what’s in the seed bank. The thing that got me asking questions is she
    had two varieties of basil growing together. And about the not freezing
    them. I have done this method for years with no issues. I have had 12 year
    old tomato seeds germinate with no problems.

  19. what is your address? haha jk

  20. Cool!!

  21. Thank you very much for spreading the word. Lucinda really knows her stuff.

  22. As mentioned in the video some seeds like corn can be frozen but many kinds
    can not. If you keep your seeds in a cool area without freezing you are
    sure not to damage/kill any of the seeds. If you freeze and you don’t know
    for sure which seeds can stand the freezing temperature you could be
    killing some of your seeds. Lucinda’s theory is why risk it? Seeds will
    last a long time without freezing. She also encourages people to plant the
    seeds. Don’t just store them. Plant and get more seeds.

  23. RedBerry at Homestead Hopes Reply March 19, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Awesome Video! I enjoyed learning about this so much- I hated for the video
    to end. Thanks so much!

  24. Food for thought! (forgive the pun) Interesting post, thanks!

  25. Awesome. LDSPrepper, your mind is on the same level as mine. Last week I
    sat down with my girlfriend and room mate and said, “Alright, I want to get
    really serious about saving seeds. I’m talking about saving each and every
    seed, until we have enough seeds for 10 families for 10 years.” THEN you
    come out with this series of vids – ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? Thank you,
    LDSPrepper, please keep up the good work.