Friday, March 21, 2014

March : Plant Life Cycles and Population Sizes

You have probably already planned your garden and visited March early, as suggested on the winter sheets.

Here is the link to a list of suppliers to trust in once again:
"Heirloom Seed Suppliers"

Companion planting chart on

So, from how many plants should you save, to maintain genetic diversity ?

Sometimes quite many ! But this is something I love especially about seed saving:
that it connects us to each other  and sharing ( surplus ).

And the ideal plant to start to save seeds from, partly because it grows so quickly, partly because it tolerates to save from very few plants, is ...lettuce !

Ideally, you enjoy to take notes about your plants. Admittedly, a computer file is most practical, but cards can be more fun :)
Here is a list of plant life dates...repeated from February's preview:

Post edited and image sizes adapted in September 2014