Next steps to seed saving, biennials - online webinar
This is the perfect follow-on from our introductory course, ‘Introduction to Seed Saving’, or is ideal for those with some experience of saving seed from vegetables.
After undertaking the course participants will understand methods of isolation & pollination, be able to rogue out and select biennial crops for overwintering and learn how to clean seeds of some appropriate seasonal crops. Crops covered include biennial root crops e.g. carrot/beetroot, alliums, biennial brassicas e.g. cabbage/kale.
- Isolation and pollination methods
- Population size
- Roguing and selection
- Overwintering methods
- Second-year cultivation
- Post-harvest ripening and drying
- Seed cleaning methods for some seasonal vegetable seeds
- The principles of seed storage & shelf-life
Skill level: Intermediate
Course Leader: Clare Pritchard
Clare has been a horticulturist at the Heritage Seed Library for over ten years. As well as producing seed organically for heritage varieties grown on-site, Clare has lead responsibility for coordinating assessment trials of new additions to the collection and ensuring compliance to Soil Association standards.
Our webinar will have an informal, relaxed learning environment with plenty of opportunity for interaction. We will also provide a full set of notes and handouts.