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Saving Corn Seed: 5 Things You Must Do
- Grow a minimum of 200 corn plants together to maintain genetic diversity
- Choose the best 100 cobs from the 200 plants you grow
- Cut off the top and bottom of these cobs
- Take the seed off the middle parts of these cobs which is left
- Mix all your saved corn kernels together well – plant next spring
Use all leftover corn to make tortillas, posole etc. or use for chicken food
This week Kay held a tasting at afternoon tea for our Koanga Institute Staff. We compared some of the apples in our collection and learnt a bit about their cultural heritage too and how they came into the Koanga Collection. Next year we’ll incorporate it into some an open day so you call can discover your favorite apple variety before planting your fruit trees.
If you would like to know more about our fruit trees we send out full info on cultivars in our July Catalogue each year. To get the catalogue become a member here: http://buff.ly/23w8Jx7
Get an idea of how simple it can be to save seed. Our Save Your Own Seed E-Booklet has all the info you need to get started and understand cross-pollination, minimum numbers required to maintain the genetic integrity of the seeds etc.
Learn more here: http://buff.ly/25TQBfp
See what’s happening on our farm at the moment and check out some of the sheep and cow varieties we have.
This bloody butcher corn variety is amazing!
Purchase online here.
If you’re interested in buying Souters Watermelon seeds you can find them in our online shop: www.knowledge.koanga.org.nz/shop