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Save those SEEDS!
Do you have organic produce coming in? Fall is upon us. Don’t forget to save seeds from some of your produce for use next year. Squash, and tomatoes are great to save seeds from, and it’s pretty easy.
Scrape those seeds off the cutting board as you chop those tomatoes. They all tend to squirt out anyway. Be sure to slice different varieties separately from each other, so as not to mix seeds.
Scrape them all into a bowl and cover with a little bit of water.
Let them soak overnight to help loosen some of the gel around them.
Then rinse well with water straining them through a sieve.
Spread out on the back of a paper plate labeled with the name of the plant. Set it in a warm place to dry.
Once dry, store in a labeled (name and year), paper envelope for the next growing season.
Squash is a great plant for saving seeds too. Use the same steps outlined above.
Happy gardening! May your harvest be bountiful! ❤️
My Fall Harvest – Seeds!
Most people see fall as a time to rake the leaves and put the garden to bed. But, I’ve come to enjoy fall as one of the most exciting times in the garden. It’s when you’ll find me snipping dead flower heads off and sorting seeds. I save them for the following year if I need to fill in plants, or enjoy giving them away to friends. Don’t overlook this harvest. Just think of the yield you could have in the year ahead from one tomato seed. The multiplication values are amazing when you stop to consider the number of seeds can be produced my one simple seed in one growing season. Save your seeds and share them with friends!