Bonus Episode 29: Seed Saving Class July 2019
A chat with a seed expert.
In This BONUS Podcast:
We join a replay of the July 2019 live Seed Saving Class conversation with Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson where they cover extreme seed saving, how out-of-normal temps affect plant pollination, adapting for temperature changes, and more …
Learn about growing from seed, growing for seed, and why our seeds are so important in these changing times.
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Bill McDorman is Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, located in Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013.
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+ Extreme Seed Saving and the weather extremes that are prompting this need
+ Pollen grains and flowers
+ How corn is pollinated and why this is important to understand
+ How out-of-normal temperatures are affecting plant pollination
+ Some ways to adapt for temperature changes
+ What it means when squash plants that get fruit about 2″ long before falling off
+ Another weather extreme with the season starting or ending out of normal
+ Looking for effective ways to start & transplant root vegetables
+ An accidental seed production season at the Urban Farm
+ In-breeding depression and why this is a problem, how to avoid it
+ leeks and celeriac seed saving question answered