Growing summer seedlings and saving the seeds – a quick guide

Have you just got home with some springy spring seedlings, looking all full of life and promise of great crops to come and calling for you to get out into the garden and plant… but you’re not sure where to start? Read on for some tips and info. If you haven’t grown seedlings before, itContinue reading “Growing summer seedlings and saving the seeds – a quick guide”

Thinking about planting? Think about soil temperature…

Spring is coming (despite the forecast of snow for this weekend!) and it’s time to plan for planting. When getting ready for spring planting, bear in mind that soil temperature is crucial for germination of seeds. Warm weather seeds are much more interested in whether the soil is warm than if the air is balmy.Continue reading “Thinking about planting? Think about soil temperature…”

Spring & Summer Seed Swap

It’s still freezing cold out there – but not to early to start planning for spring planting! We’re swapping and selling spring and summer seeds and you’re invited! When: Saturday 8 August from 1.30pm-4pm Where: Canberra Environment Centre, Lennox Crossing, Acton (around the corner from the National Museum of Australia) Drop-in, stay for a littleContinue reading “Spring & Summer Seed Swap”

Seed Libraries for Community Gardens

In late 2019, Canberra Seed Savers embarked on an exciting new project: Mobile Seed Libraries for Canberra community gardens. Our aim: to promote growing from seed and seed saving and to build our growing community of seed growers, swappers and sharers. Mobile seed libraries are a great way to share skills and knowledge about seed savingContinue reading “Seed Libraries for Community Gardens”

What to sow now in Canberra? Growing in climate change conditions

The weather has been terrible – between drought, fire, smoke and hail, many local growers big and small have had a hard start to 2020. Our climate is changing and we need to adapt. This year, Seed Savers will be trialing growing herbs and vegetables from seed at different times and in non-traditional seasons. FollowContinue reading “What to sow now in Canberra? Growing in climate change conditions”