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Member since 29 Jun 2008
Member from Te Kuiti
What is the best way to save the seeds
I have saved capsicum,pumpkin,tomato.....how do you store them, do they need to frozen??? I will be using them this next season
Member since 19 Dec 2006
Member from Hampden
No need for any special treatment at all. Just plant them when the season is ready.
We haven't bought punkin seed for years.
Member since 04 Jan 2008
OJ had to laugh when you said about Pumpkin seeds.
This morn at the cracka dawn we were doing work lunches n DH said to me,,, is this bread sposed to be green?
Oh thought me,,, musta gone mouldy and it was only 2 days old n quite an expensive bread!!!!!!!.
Turned on a light n checked
It was wee pumpkin seeds in the bread!!!!!
Oh well should be a tasty lunch!!!!!
Member since 29 Apr 2010
Member from Northland Region
Drip, how have you stored your seeds? Have you put them in bags, jars or what?I had a tomato go mouldy on me so I cut it open and spread the seeds all over a piece of kitchen towel. A capisum went the same way so I just cut the bad flesh away and kept the seed pod to dry out. I've kept a few pumpkin seeds too but now they're dry I don't know the best way to store them.
When a plant goes to seed, how do you harvest those seeds?
Do you cut the seed part off the growing plant or what?
And how soon after it starts to go to seed do you attempt to `save' them?
How long does it take?
As you can see it'll be the first time I've done this.
Firstly, only keep seeds from the best biggest or whatever you want plant and that it is fully ripe fruit.
Second, with soft fruit like tomatoes, scoop out the pulp and seeds ans stick em in a glass of water and let them ferment. This helps clean the seeds.Then carefully rinse the seeds and let any that float go down the drain cos they are no bloody good.
Then you spread them out on the blotting paper or paper towel or whatever to dry.
When dry, iffin you are keeping them for any length of time store them only when fully dry in a little cash plastic bag or any other sorta sealed recepticle.
Thanks so much, Old Jack.
You and BillH are making gardening for this beginner a lot easier.
Thanks gardeners for your tips
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