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9:00-10:00PM CT: Self-Reliant Living bySafe Harbor Alliance, hosted by Jim Phillips.

Carol Deppe, author of The Resilient Gardener

Seed Saving “The Three Sisters” – Corn, Beans, Squash, part 2

Properly homegrown and saved seed is much more vigorous and stores much longer than commercial seed. In addition, you can grow varieties that aren't available commercially. And the price is right!
 
Carol will continue her interview from last week focusing on beans and squash in discussing how to maintain genetic purity in your seed as well as how to harvest, dry and store your seed properly for self-reliant living.
 
Carol Deppe is the embodiment of The Resilient Gardener. She has a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University, and has been experimenting with crops and gardening in Corvallis, Oregon since 1979.  She is a freelance plant breeder specializing in developing public-domain crops for Oregon growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival.  She teaches the need for sustainable “hard-times” gardens that produce large quantities of staples rather than the common manicured good-time salad bowl gardens.

Her writing includes The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving.
 

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