Return to the Tennessee Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Seeds from my garden

Posted by fleabite Tn. (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 27, 10 at 21:42

If I take seeds from the vedges I grow this year Tomatoes peppers ect. can I plant them next year?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Seeds from my garden

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 27, 10 at 22:46

Yes, but some may not produce the same plants as their parents. Seeds from hybrid cultivars would likely be inferior to what you grew this year. If you want to grow hybrid cultivars, you really should buy new seed each year. F2-generation hybrids are almost always considerably different than the F1 generation.

On the other hand, open pollinated and heirloom cultivars are more likely to produce good quality offspring. Of course if you have two or more types of non-hybrid tomatoes, for example, and grow them in relatively close proximity, at least some of their seeds are likely to be crosses between the different types. If you only grow a single heirloom cultivar, the offspring should be the same as what you planted this year (unless a neighbor has a garden close to yours).


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Tennessee Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here