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Get the facts on saving those seeds you're planting!

Beginner:
These seeds are some of the easiest varieties to save. They include plants such as tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, beans and peas. They are not likely to cross-pollinate and they produce seeds in one growing season.

Intermediate:
The seeds classified as intermediate are a bit more of a challenge to save because these varieties have the likelihood of cross-pollination. To preserve the genetic line of these plants, choose only one variety in each category for your garden (example, grow only one kind of squash).

Advanced:
These seeds are some of the most difficult to obtain viable seeds from, mostly due to our limited outdoor growing season. These varieties are mostly bi-annual meaning that they take two growing seasons to produce seeds and they have a high liklihood of cross-pollination. Considering our cold climate, overwintering vegetable crops is difficult and can often require season-extending materials such as a hoop or greenhouses. Please feel free to check these seeds out but there is no obligation to return them.