Alba Ranch and countless other family farms have survived through the years by seed saving to ensure the next year's crop. As Jake Geiger explained earlier this week
, it's essential that he can save his seeds and maintain the integrity of the organic foods he produces. Even small gardeners can use methods to preserve heirloom varieties of favorite tomatoes and other vegetables for years to come.
If you're thinking of saving seeds at the end of your gardening season, here are some resources to help you get started: