Easiest seeds to save ~

The easiest seeds to save are probably peas and beans as these plants are self-pollinated ~  and self-pollinated even before the flower opens, so unless you’re growing different varieties right next to each other, and their vines entwined together, chances are the seeds are pure.

To make it even easier, seeds of peas and beans are large and easy to handle ~  All you need to do is wait for the pods to mature and dry on the vines, pick and split the pods and there you have your seeds ~

I have purple king beans growing very well at my mum’s garden, and it’s the only beans there right now.  My sister don’t like beans, and my mum had been busy and didn’t have time to harvest, so there’s a big batch of beans already matured and dried nicely due to the sunny days we had recently.  I picked a whole shopping bag full, and split the pods while watching TV.  Easy!

The pods can be used as mulch too!

Purple King Seeds

Purple King Seeds


2 responses to this post.

  1. One day I will have a garden and will be able to try this out!!


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