Saving your seeds with the Maplewood Garden Club

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Shanyn Siegel will address the Maplewood Garden Club at its next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St.

Did you know that the seeds inside ripe heirloom tomatoes are fully developed and can be saved and replanted next season? Even if you only have a small garden, you can easily save seeds from some of your favorite garden vegetables. In this talk, Siegel, former collection curator and head of preservation for Seed Savers Exchange, explains why the age-old tradition of seed-saving is a skill every modern gardener should have. She will share practical, how-to seed-saving tips and demonstrate quick methods to clean and store garden seeds properly using tools and materials found in the common household.