Originally Posted by Addie
I remember the kitchen garden we had as a kid. They were always planted with seeds. There was no running to Home Depot for a flat or two of your choice. I loved that garden. It was where I always got my lunch without having to go into the house.
Since vegetable plants are available, I have used them for years. But the problem is, they do not always have the plants I want.
This became apparent when I could not find Poblamo pepper plants.
So I bought some to cook with and saved the seeds.
I also did this with those nice big red bells from Louisiana. Forget the name. Starts with a "G".
I was concerned they might have been genetically modified in some way to prevent the seeds from germinating.
Turns out they all germinate very well and do not cost anything. I am now using seeds from a couple generations back.
Problem is I get way more plants than I need. Good thing I will have plenty more seeds as we eat this summers harvest. I will save again each season.
I wish I had been saving seeds from the very beginning. Its much more rewarding and less expensive to grow with seeds. But it is triple the work.
From flat to cup, then to garden, takes time and effort.