Saving and Storing Seeds for Next Year

Sheriden Hansen, USU Extension Horticulturalist shows how to save and store seeds from your garden and shares the benefits of saving seeds for next year's garden.

Why Save Seeds?

  • Preserve favorite varieties
  • Be self-sufficient
  • Save money next year
  • Take on a fun project

You can save seeds from:

  • Any vegetable that is not hybridized
  • Heirloom veggies and flowers
  • Plants that are self-pollinating

How to store seeds:

  • Make sure they are very dry
  • Place in envelopes or paper bags
  • Keep in a cool dry place
  • Label everything
  • Plant what you have every year

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