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New seeds help guarantee a robust summer vegetable garden

 

Last updated 7/9/2020 at 3:19am

Cantaloupe

Mary Jo Dempsey-Bacik

Special to Village News

So I'm a seed saver. That can be a good thing or a bad. This year, for me, it was a little bit of both.  The good, or benefit, is that I collect seeds each year from the plants I let flower, such as cilantro, parsley, arugula and dill. If I don't harvest the seeds soon enough some will fall to the ground and plant themselves. That too can be good or bad, because although I appreciate the help, they don't always choose the location or quantity that I might!   

But let's get back to what is bad about seed saving - ending up with old seeds....



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