Monday, April 6, 2015

Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving Classes April 2015

Jefferson County CSU Extension Colorado Master Gardeners announce classes in Seed Saving.

Beginning Seed Saving – Tuesday, April 14 – 6:00-8:00 p.m. Cost $28
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Did you know it’s so easy to save the seeds from your vegetable and flower garden? Saving seeds will adapt them to your soil and your care, ultimately making your plants more resistant to the insects and diseases that could possibly threaten their health. 
 This beginning class will start with the five easiest seeds to save and go step-by-step through the process. You will learn how to appropriately take care of the plants, select from your crops the best seeds to save, learn how to identify the best seed, care for them, harvest them and prepare them for saving and storing them. You’ll end up with stronger plants that are adapted to your own landscape. Once you can ensure your seeds are pure and true, than you can swap with others and to contribute to your community seed library.  

Advanced Seed Saving – Wednesday, April 15 – 6:00-8:00 p.m., Cost $28
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Perhaps you are skilled at saving seed and you have enough property to practice advanced seed saving skills. You will learn about the distance required to separate similar varieties of plants within the same plant family. We will cover appropriate isolation techniques and the more advanced skills necessary to save seed for squashes, pumpkins, broccoli, for example, or to grow out biennial plants like carrots for saving seed. If you are ready for these steps, you are already a passionate seed saver and this class is for you. 

All classes will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds 15200 E. 6th Avenue Pkwy. , Golden, Co 80401.  For more information, call 303-271-3362.