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Seed Saving Basics
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Seed Saving Basics

Saving your own seeds and swapping seeds with gardeners in your region will ensure you are planting seeds that are adapted to the local climate and atmosphere.

Saving Seeds – What, When, Why, How?
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Saving Seeds – What, When, Why, How?

Whatever our reasons to save seeds, here's a great article that will help you know what to save (Hint - not hybrid seeds as they won't breed 'true'). Most importantly we want to be sure we do it the right way so our carefully saved seeds will germinate! Read more here about when and how to save seeds.

Starting Seeds
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Starting Seeds

Seed packages usually identify how many weeks ahead of average last frost date to start the seeds. Count back from that frost date for each type of seed. Start hardening off for 1-2 weeks after this date and keep a close eye on the night temperatures. May 24 is a safer date for actually planting out.

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Book a Master Gardener

London Middlesex Master Gardeners are a non-profit group of volunteers operating locally since 1985. Our mandate is to provide unbiased gardening advice and expertise to encourage successful and sustainable horticultural practices for home gardeners.