Preventing Cross-Pollination

Preventing Cross-Pollination

I know it's a little early for this, but I was wondering if and how you guys who save seeds keep plants from cross-pollinating when you want to. I'm planning on planting several varieties each of tomatoes, squash, corn and melons, and I don't want a repeat of what happened to me last year. Suffice it to say that zucchini and crookneck squash should be cooked together, not allowed to combine into one rock hard super-squash. Similarly, I want my cherry tomatoes and slicing tomatoes to keep their genes to themselves. So, what should I do? Tie little paper bags around unopened flowers and pollinate them myself? Plant each variety far away from others of it's species? Something I totally haven't thought of?
Another Mystery Plant

Another Mystery Plant

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear

I am just too awesome.

I am just too awesome.

cantaloupes and tigger melons

cantaloupes and tigger melons

Hey there

Hey there

Today’s pictures from the garden

Today’s pictures from the garden