The Seed Bank Needs Your Seedsaving Expertise Please!

It’s that time of the year again. The beginning of our long growing season here in the sub-tropics. We are lucky to be able to grow a very wide range of fruit, vegetables and grains here in our climate. It’s also a good time to look at what you have been growing and choose the healthy standout plants to save the seed from for next season and also our seed bank. The seed bank stocks are depleting fast. We sold 112 packets of seed alone at the Cooroy Fusion event this month. The seed for things such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and the like, due to their popularity, have all but disappeared from the seed box. Who wouldn’t want seed that is locally grown and acclimatized to our area? We also have seed that needs replacing due to loss of viability. So the Seed Bank is asking for your help to keep the stock and variety of seed in our bank. This is a list of the seed that we would like from this growing season. If you have a new seed variety that we don’t have we would be delighted to extend our collection. For those of you who are new to seed saving there will be instructions included in this newsletter. Hope you have a very successful and productive growing season Happy Gardening Sue Anderson Seed Bank Coordinator
Beans Potkin
Lettuce -
-climbing (purple king) Champagne Curly
-New Guinea Moon & Stars Speckled
-Rice Warpaint Cos
-Snake # 1Asparagus -Rocket
-Snake # 4 Mary WashingtonWarrigal Greens
-Snake # 5 RedCape Gooseberry
-Snake # 7Capsicum -Hibiscus – Cranberry
-Snake # 8 BellPassion fruit – Panama Gold
-Sword / jack bean Mini chocolate
Pea – Pigeon (variant)Chia – WhitePaw Paw – red
Pea – snow (mammoth melting)EggplantTamarillo - orange
Cucumber –OkraChili -
Gympie GoldOnion – SpringLarge mild
JeffersonQuinoa Mild
LemonTomato -Chives – garlic
Melon - BeefsteakCoriander – Slow to bolt
Rock melonBlack KrimGinseng – Indian
Tiger (tigger)Black Russian cherry Parsley -
Toad Melon (piel de sapo) Large round cherry Flat leaf
Pumpkin -Mixed cherry Italian
Jap tigerella Wasabi
JarradaleDandelionTarragon – winter Mexican
NZ ButtercupCalendula
PotkinCleome – spider flower
Cosmos – (orange)
Marigold – French
Queen Anne’s Lace

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