Seeds serve several functions for the plants that produce them. Key among these functions are nourishment of the embryo, dispersal to a new location, and dormancy during unfavorable conditions.

Why Seed Saving Is So Important. Four of the most important reasons to save seeds are the following: ... But when you save seed from your own best-performing plants, on your land, and in your own ecosystem, you gradually develop varieties better adapted to your own soil, climate and growing conditions.