How to Use This Website
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Why Save Seed?
Fruit and Vegetable Exchange
If you have fruit or vegetable plants or seeds you would like to share please add a listing below, or search the listings for the plants you would like to grow.
Ornamental Plant Exchange
If you have ornamental plants or seeds you would like to share please add a listing below. You can also search these listings to find ornamental plants that you would like to grow.
Wish Lists
This is a place for you to request plants you are looking for, but haven't been able to find in the other listings.
Not Saving Seed Yet? You Can Still Participate!
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How to Save Seed
To learn more about saving seed, or to share your tips and techniques, view the listings below.
See the listings below for seed saving/exchanging events in the Santa Barbara area.
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The Future of Food- Introduction

This is the first part of a nine part documentary. You can check out the rest of the movie on YouTube.

Saving Tomato Seeds

The technique shown for saving tomato seeds can be applied to all juicy fruits where the seed is encased in a gelatinous substance, from cucumbers to passion fruits. Any seeds that are floating in the liquid after fermentation should be discarded as they are most likely not viable (won't germinate). Make sure you thoroughly dry the seed before storage to prevent rot. Seeds are best stored in a cool dry place.