I was posting on my personal blog and thought that this was also applicable to us homeschoolers because we all like to teach our children. I find that for our family, most of our best learning happens outdoors. The garden is a great teaching tool. So...this post seemed like it was applicable to both blogs. Forgive me if you disagree.
Saving seed to plant the next year is very important to me.
- What if there were some reason you were either unable to afford, or unable to access new seed the next year? Saving seed will open the door to perpetual seed that you never have to order again.
- Knowing how to do things (almost everything) is really important to me. I like to know how it is done, so I try really hard to learn about it. Seed saving is no different.
- The Lord has commanded us to grow a garden. Sometimes that can get pricey, but to cut costs down, I can save seed.
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- I personally find that seed that is saved is so much more delicious than the kinds that you find in the store, and the seed you buy in a package. Heritage/Heirloom plants, to me, are so yummy.
- My kids will be able to grow their favorite things year after year from seed they have helped harvest and save from their very own garden.
Jaime blogs at Welcome to the Madness where the name is an apt description of her life. Especially now!