Commercial Growers 01 August 2018

Introducing a New Generation of Growers to Seed Saving in Southeast England

On 28 July Peter Brinch, of Open Pollinated Seeds, provided a day of seed production training in Lewes to an enthusiastic group of mostly new-entrant growers. Although the eleven participants included experience from the Sussex Community Seed Bank, which is a great regional resource, most were very new to seed saving. One participant commented that […]

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Commercial Growers 06 March 2019

Learn the Fundamentals of Seed Production at Trill Farm Garden

Interested in producing your own seed? Learn the fundamentals of seed production from Ashley Wheeler of Trill Farm Garden who produces seed for the Real Seed Catalogue. Join us on Saturday 29th June or Saturday 14th September to find out how to produce successful seed crops. There is a real art to producing seed alongside […]

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Commercial Growers 03 August 2021

A Seed-Saving Year at Leen Organics -July

In July’s abundant installment Jason grapples with garlic, rattles Red Mustard, picks a peck of peas and revels in some riotous ripening… Heavy rain over the first few days of July has topped up any soil moisture deficit that had accumulated during a relatively dry June. Outdoor crops got a boost and the last green […]

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Commercial Growers 20 June 2018

Selection for Seed Production

At the dawn of agriculture, 11,000 years ago, the practice of seed saving was inseparable from the act of farming. If you didn’t save seed, you wouldn’t have any crops to grow next year – it was as simple as that. It wasn’t until very recently that farmers stopped producing seed in the UK, leaving […]

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Commercial Growers 30 April 2019

Budding Seed Producers Get Back to Basics

With Spring in full swing, we’re welcoming our first cohort of growers from the West of England onto our year long training programme in Seed Production! Last week, twelve agroecological growers began their journey to learn more about seed production and how they can incorporate it into their businesses. The training programme kicked off with […]

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Commercial Growers 03 August 2021

Seed Selling Success for Emerging Seed Sellers

The Organic Growers Alliance is a network of growers, farmers and horticulturalists. This article by Katie Hastings was originally published in their Organic Grower No 55 Summer 2021 Newsletter.        https://organicgrowersalliance.co.uk/ The journey from producing your first seed crop to selling it is not so much a straight road as a labyrinth. While growing […]

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