Seed saving is an ancient and important skill. It allows us to develop stronger seeds that are better adapted to our high desert climate, increase seed diversity, and play a vital role in local food production.
New to Seed Saving? Start with seeds that are labeled "easy." These seeds will have a green star on the label. These seeds are easier to save for beginners and produce plants like the ones you planted.
Seeds that require an intermediate level of difficulty have a yellow star on the label.
The most challenging seeds have a red star on the label.
See our book recommendations for more tips. Once you start saving seeds, you will likely not need to save seeds from each crop you grow each year. One plant can yield hundreds of seeds to save and share if harvested and stored properly.