Click here to access a quick reference crop guide with all the key information about 64 vegetables, produced by Edwin Nuijten from the Louis Bolk Institute and adapted by The Gaia Foundation.

Longo Mai and The European Civic Forum produced the Seed Films including 32 crop guides and other videos on seed saving. You can watch them here.

The Organic Seed Alliance have a selection of quick reference crop guides here as well as some crop specific guides in their Seed Saving Guide pdf.

Garden Organic Heritage Seed Library have a selection of crop guides. (home growers)

Vital Seeds in Devon have a small selection of video crop guides.

UK Open Pollinated Seeds have a selection of crop guides.

Seed Savers Exchange have a wide selection of crop guides here and many videos on their Youtube, including on:

Hand pollination guides for:

Kokopelli in France have a wide range of detailed crop guides under “Autonomie Semenciere” (Autonomy Semenciere – Seed Autonomy) and “Fiches Techniques” (Data Sheets), which your browser can hopefully translate for you.

You can also find crop guides at:


Introduction to Seed Saving
Seed Saving Resources
Seed Production Webinars
OSA Online Seed Training Programme


Crop Guide List