Saving seeds

Q. What is the best way to save seeds?

A. Open pollinated or heirloom varieties are best for saving. Seeds from hybrid varieties should not be collected because they will not come true to form. It is best to store seeds in a cool and dry condition. Warmth and moisture can cause them to deteriorate. A refrigerator is ideal if space is available. Store collected seeds in an airtight container, such as glass jars, metal containers, or paper envelopes. Seed stored outdoors in garages or sheds should be kept in sealed containers to keep them away from rodents.