Grow Vegetables for Seed!
1064 Wellington St. West
April 5th 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Registration for the training is $20.00 – Please email email@example.com to secure your spot.
This workshop is geared towards those interested in growing vegetables for seed. Participants will be able to access up to 5 different varieties of vegetables. Upon successful completion of seed return growers will receive a $100.00 stipend per variety that is successfully grown. This program is an introduction to a regional seed project housed by Just Food and geared towards the enhancement of seed saving skills in the Ottawa Region.
This workshop will provide expertise & advice on growing these for 5 varieties for seed production.
Ottawa Community Improvement varieties (No Stipend)
Ottawa Community Cucumber | This adaptation project will select cucumber plants that exhibit downy mildew resistance – a valuable trait in the Ottawa Region. This variety was procured from Cornell University & is in the early stages of it’s selection The plants will have a lot of diversity.
Ottawa Community Pepper | A pepper adaptation project that is aiming towards the production of an earlier Red Pepper that thrives in our short seasons. This variety was procured from Cornell University & is in the early stages of it’s selection. The plants will have a lot of diversity.
Vegetable Seed Producer’s Network Varieties ($100 stipend each)
Rainbow Tatsoi | Like your typical tatsoi – fast growing, tender and mild as a cooking green and slightly spicy when fresh, but with shades of green and purple.
Hubert’s Pink Tomato | This tomato has Brandywine in its parentage, but is much small in size. The plant is indeterminate, the fruit is medium and sometimes a bit blocky, with the distinctive pink of Brandywine, but no potato-type leaves. This is another great variety, adapted and improved by Cory Eichman of Saugeen River CSA, who has been selecting for disease resistance, size, and shape since 1997.
Jester Lettuce | Crisp little heads of flashy, red spackled, semi-savoyed leaves are crunchy and juicy. The variety does not head up quite like a crisphead, but instead develops tiny pink hearts in the centre. There is also a good degree of variation in this variety, making it an excellent selection project for growers.