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!
This year’s varieties are:
- Soleil tomato grown by Saanich Organics for the BC Eco Seed Coop
- Violet Jasper from Eagle Ridge Seeds on Salt Spring Island
- Matt’s Wild Cherry from High Mowing Organic Seeds
- Gardener’s Delight from Westcoast Seeds
This project 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.
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