By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
If you’re planning on saving some of your own seeds this summer, the very best time to start is before a single seed goes in the ground. In fact, your seed saving efforts should begin with that catalog you’ve been perusing all winter. In addition to a myriad of valuable information such as germination times, growth characteristics, suggested planting dates and so on, many seed catalogs now list each vegetable’s Latin botanical name, as well. You know the one I’m talking about…those two little words written in italics and perched between parenthesis can mean the difference between seed saving success or seed saving failure.