Filtered by: Seed Banks <Back to previous page Developing grain banksby Abdoul-Azize Sarki Gathering tree seedsMake it a habit to carry some bags or old envelopes with you so you are always ready to collect seed from good trees. How to make seed ballsA simple method to restore plant life to an eroded area is by using seed balls. Each year, collect wild seeds. Children are especially good at gathering seeds, and they will enjoy learning about plants. Priming seedCrops are like children. If they are given a good start in life they usually grow tall, strong and healthy. But if crops grow slowly after germination they often become stunted, are more likely to be damaged by pests and diseases and will yield less. Seedsaving IdeasAdapted from the book Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth with kind permission. The cost and availability of vegetable seeds is often a problem for small farmers. Farmers usually have a wealth of knowledge about how to grow and propagate traditional crops. However, in many parts of the world recently introduced vegetables such as cabbage, tomatoes, onions, kale and peppers are now very common. Farmers often have little knowledge about how to save their own seed from these crops. They often depend ... The Transport of Tree Seedlingsby Michael Madany. When I began doing agroforestry work with communities in Somalia in 1985, I wondered how to solve the problem of transporting tree seedlings. Tree seedlings grown in polyethylene tubes need great care while they are being carried to make sure they are not damaged before planting.