Citizen Seed Trial

Citizen Seed Trial

Citizen Seed Trial 2018

Supported by Vancity Credit Union, the Citizen Seed Trial is entering it’s second year. Our aim is to bring growers of all scales into the seed conversation. This is a seed trial that can be done in a small space, with a low time commitment. It is ideal for beginner seed savers and backyard (or balcony) gardeners.

This year’s Citizen Seed Trial is focusing on cherry tomatoes – with 4 varieties to trial and track. Folks will be walked through planting, care, observations and data collection via emails and social media. Later in the season we’ll be sharing seed saving information so you can take your tomatoes from seed-to-seed. This is a great way to learn more about seed growing, indulge your inner scientist and be a part of the growing BC seed community!

All of the information for how to participate, run your trial and extra resources is now online here. You can also join the Citizen Seed Trial facebook group to share experiences and ask questions.

We are all out of seed packets for this year, but you can still follow along with your own selection of tomato varieties. Sign up for our coaching emails below to stay in touch and participate in variety evaluations and seed saving. Don’t like email? Stay up to date online or follow along on facebook.


Sign up – join the seed evolution

We’ll supply the info, you supply the garden space and observation skills. Wow your friends with your impressive wealth of cherry tomato knowledge and endless supply of the juicy fruits. Added bonus: we’ll coach you through the process of growing your choice cherry tomato from seed-to-seed by email.

As the trial begins, don’t forget to tell us how things are going on social media with the tag #CitizenSeed

The Citizen Seed Trial is a complement to the BC Seed Trials, a collaboration between FFCF and the University of British Columbia, that is working with farmers to identify the best performing varieties of important vegetable and seed crops.

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