HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Shanyn Siegel, owner of Olericulture & Seeds and editor of “The Seed Garden”, will lead a discussion about saving vegetable seeds and share step-by-step instructions for harvesting true-to-type seeds from peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce at Duke Farms Saturday, Jan. 30.
Even if you only have a small garden, you can easily save seeds from some of your favorite garden vegetables, according to Siegel.
Seeds inside ripe tomatoes are fully developed and can be saved and replanted next season, she added.
Visitors are invited to participate in Duke Farms’ 1st Seed Swap following Siegel’s presentation. Seeds that were saved by the Community Garden’s 2015 Seed Saving Plot will be available as well as an assortment of other heirloom and hybrid seeds provided by Duke Farms.
Participants can also bring seeds from their own gardens to add to the mix.
Fee for the program is $10.
Directions for what types of seeds to bring and how to label them will be provided.
The events begins at 10 a.m. with a lecture by Siegel, “Seed Saving in the Home Garden,” followed by a break for lunch between noon and 12:30 p.m. Visitors can bring their own lunch or dine in the Farm Barn Café.
The seed swap will begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at 2 p.m.
The entrance to Duke Farms is at 1112 Dukes Parkway West off of Route 206 south. Further information is available at dukefarms.org