Drying seeds

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2005
Drying seeds
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Thu, 09-27-2012 - 3:32pm

Do  any of you dry your own seeds from current crops to use the following year ?  This is the first year I am trying it.  I got a super sweet yellow tomatoe plant from my neighbor his eyar and wanted to try and save seeds so I can have it again next year ( in case he doesn't offer again LOL )  here is what I did:

http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/seedsave/2002084456024410.html

 

Valentine Bingo               

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2012
Tue, 10-16-2012 - 9:38am
Yes, I do drying up my own seeds to plant again especially my selected red bell pepper, I choose the big ones and just wash the seeds and place it on a fine net and cover it with the same net so that it will not be eaten by the insects & keep it dried under the heat of the sun for few days until it changes its color and completely dried.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-17-2001
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 12:42pm
I do, with the flower seeds at least. I have collected a lot so far. Mostly Holly Hock and bachelor buttons. As a kid, I helped my mom collect seeds and it's a great memory.

~Misty~


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2005
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 8:22am

Valentine Bingo               

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2005
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 8:22am
LOVE IT !!! I ahven't planted Zinnias in a while...I save my marigold seeds from eyar to year...got the orginal batch from my mom's neighbor ..Yeaaaaaars ago !!!

Valentine Bingo               

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Sat, 09-29-2012 - 3:06pm

I've done it!  Mostly butternut squash seeds, peas, beans.  Stuff that is not hybridized and not picky.  

My zinnias from last year self-seeded, and from one lonely little flower I now have a whole bed of zinnias.  My sweetie has been harvesting deadheaded flowers and seeding them all over both of our yards.  They are coming up gangbusters!

 

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You can see my fully bloomed pineapple sage in the background.  My rosemary and chives are in there somewhere, and the zinnias are escaping out onto the lawn.  There are a few dozen new plants coming up all over the bed and in the holes of the cinderblock border.  So I will be saving more seeds for next year!  The hummingbirds have loved my garden this year.  

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Fri, 09-28-2012 - 11:23am

I've done it for flower seeds but not for veggies --- mainly becasue so many of the successful veggies I grow are bybrids and the seeds won't grow "true"...



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