Posted: 27/07/2014 at 22:01
Hi, Outdoor girl
Just something you may wish to consider.
Make sure you only save seed from open-pollinated varieties and not F1 hybrids.
Open pollinated vegetable varieties are often heirloom varieties that have naturally evolved over the years and been passed down through generations of gardeners. The vegetables produced from the seeds are similar to the produce of the parent plant and gradually evolve to cope with local conditions such as moisture levels and high or low temperatures.
F1 hybrid varieties are commercially produced seeds that combine certain traits of two parent plants such as resistance to disease, pests or bolting and a tendency to produce heavy yields and do not reproduce to type.