• Saving Seeds in the Southwest

Saving Seeds in the Southwest


Whether you are a grower serious about increasing seed production on your farm, or a backyard gardener wanting to save seed on occasion, Saving Seeds in the Southwest will give you the information you need to be a productive seed saver.

Newly updated! Now includes more general information and crop-specific information on 3 additional crops: wheat, tobacco, and devil’s claw. Spiral bound, easy to use.

Topics include:

  •  Understanding trait inheritance and plant life cycles
  •  Planning a garden with seedsaving in mind
  •  Recommended varieties for Southwestern conditions
  •  How to prevent unwanted cross-pollination
  •  Seedsaving techniques for dry- and wet-seeded crops
  •  Safe seed storage, and more.

This little book includes detailed information for 32 popular crops that grow well in Southwestern gardens, plus a quick reference guide on isolation distances and seed saving techniques.

Native Seeds SEARCH staff members Joy Hought and Melissa Kruse-Peeples have produced this great resource with our region in mind, but it would be useful for gardeners in most any climate. The 96-page guide is affordably priced and is part of NS/S’s effort to spread seed-saving knowledge far and wide.

  • $14.95

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Emily Harper
So far - excellent

So far everything has been great, the site was informative, the info about the seeds is good, particularly with elevation growing and the native varieties. I'm impressed with the mission for sharing knowledge and hopefully I'll have some success this year with the crops and saving my own seeds. I was happy to find a good organization to support while I shopped for seeds this year.

Nicholas Rajen
Amazing book, and appreciate the version en espanol

Great for a seed saving beginner, and I'm sure more technically trained seed savers looking to learn more about plants, seeds, and seed saving of the southwest USA/northwest Mex.

Judy Dunlevy

Seedlings have sprouted nicely and book was very helpful for saving seeds in the future

R. Johnson
First rate

Love this book. Well written and a valuable resource.

Sally Pooler

Very interesting to learn about the correct way to save seeds. In the past I have only saved a few random seeds in a disorganized manner. I am grateful to be learning and I thank you for the valuable work you do at Native Seeds.