Seed saving is a great way to become more self-sufficient and it is also a great way to preserve rare or heirloom varieties of plants.
With the right amount of care and planning, the seeds you produce will be true to type, preserving their original qualities generation after generation
Some plants, such as beans, peas, lettuce, and tomatoes, have especially handy seed savers.
Seeds are happiest when they are stored in a cool, dark, and dry place. A dark closet in a cooler part of the house or a dry, cool basement is a good space to store seeds for a year or two.