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A Question
« on: October 20, 2011, 02:19:00 PM »
Hello friends!
We're a troup of GG's from Austria and after some years of work we still haven't solved one major problem:
The ammount of  Seeds.

We always get enough for a few actions and digs, but nowhere close to making a green circle around a city with edible plants... We just wanted to ask how you solve your seed needs or where we can get a LOT of seeds cheap? Not just for a few gardens, but big areas.

Looking forward to all of your answers and thanks!

Re: A Question
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 10:43:50 AM »
Seed saving, let some of your veg 'go over' mustards will self seed, horseradish if you put in a tiny bit of fresh root will grow quite well & will spread. Beans & peas leave in the pod after about mid season they will then harden off in the pod, store for the following year. use seeds from pumpkins & over ripe chillies, sometimes slices of tomatoes flung from sandwiches can grow (there was quite an impressive plant growing from a crack in a pavement outside one of New Street Station in Birmingham that happened because of that) garlic if you can get some decent size bulbs from the supermarket will produce garlic & if you leave any potatoes long enough in your house they will chit. Strawberry plants send out runners which you can pot on & will give you a good crop in the second year.
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Re: A Question
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 12:18:19 AM »
Awesome help! Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. It would be great if more people shared what they know! Every small Info can help =)

We'll be sure to upgrade our seed production and increase the size and number of areas we develop! Pics to come!

Re: A Question
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 12:23:04 PM »
cool would love to see that
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A Question
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 04:04:05 PM »
cool would love to see that

yeah, me too.  ;)

Re: A Question
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 08:01:13 AM »
Go into a agrden center buy the seeds u want to plant(one pack from each plant) grow the plants in your house and collect the seeds from those plants. time consuming yes, but tottaly worth it.

Re: A Question
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 02:09:14 PM »
Growing them indoor yourself is quite a troublesome method if you plan to plant a whole green circle around a city, we'd need tens of thousands of seeds.
That's why we've been pretty happy when we got a little field to plant just to produce seeds, it wasn't very much but we still managed to get a few thousand seeds from it! Looking forward to use them next year on a whole lot of places, pics will be on our facebook page as usual, just like from this year.

The pics and plants of this year didn't look too good but we already anticipated that. After all we don't give them nutritiens and we don't water them, letting them fight directly with all kinds of weed. Our goal is to grow edible plants that grow without care and are able to survive against weeds. But we're still a long way to go.

Just for you to know: Sunflowers and Zucchinis really grow well amongst weeds... But you can look at the gallery on your own if you're interested!