Cabbage Seed Production

Farmer: Rebecca Ivanoff, Nicola Inglefield

Farm: Whole Circle Farm

Region: Central

Publish Date: February 6, 2018

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Seed saving is important tool for ecological growers who want to produce locally adapted seed, develop new or maintain older varieties, and/or reduce seed costs. Biennial seed production has added challenges, as it occupies valuable storage space for overwintering that would otherwise be taken by marketable crops. To optimize trade-offs between vegetable storage for seed saving and market, Nicola and Rebecca compared two methods of cabbage seed production.

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