It’s that time of the year again – things are beginning to fruit, and in a few short months we’ll be seed saving like the zombie apocalypse depends on us. Which is might, so seed save just in case.
That said, I don’t know about you, but there are always too many seeds. If I saved all of them, I simply wouldn’t have the space to use them.
So that got me thinking, what can you do with your surplus seeds? Here are five easy solutions!
1 – Sell Seeds on eBay
You can sell seeds on eBay, as long as you follow their own regulations. This means that the seeds you are selling must be allowed in the location that you are selling them to, and this is your responsibility to check that. This could be a nice little earner for you, especially if you grow heritage varieties and rare plants.
2 – Donate Seeds to Community Gardens
Community gardens are often run by locals or volunteers. Money is often tight, and that can limit what plants and seeds you can invest in. By passing on your unwanted or surplus seeds you can help support local initiatives. If you are in the US here is a great seed donation programme, or just do a little hunt locally for organizations you can support.
3 – Give Seeds to Friends and Family
The best way to get someone into gardening is by making it as easy and as accessible as possible. By gifting seeds onto family and friends you help drive down the cost of starting a little garden. Once you’ve piqued the interest of your gift receiver, then you never know, you might have a gardening buddy for life!
4 – Go Guerrilla
If you don’t know anyone who wants your surplus seeds, maybe it’s just a case that you haven’t met them yet! Why not gather your seeds and head to the streets, planting little guerrilla gardens wherever you go.
5 – Seed Swap Online