|Poor Man's Beans seeds that I've saved|
|My seed cupboard is full of little jars of seeds|
|Drop in a sachet of desiccant to keep the moisture out|
- Beans and peas - I just leave some large beans on the plant and wait until they're yellow and dried out.
- Tomatoes - best to ferment the seeds (that's why they do so well in the compost!).
- Capsicums - I just scrape out the seeds, let them dry on paper towel, and tip them into the jar.
- Curcubits like pumpkin and melon - also just scrape out the seeds and let them dry (only issue being that they can cross-pollinate over long distances, but that doesn't bother me).
- Brassicas like broccoli and asian greens - wait until the seed pods have dried, then harvest the entire plant and pop the seeds out of each pod into a container, then pick out all the bits of pod, you will get hundreds of seeds!
- Lettuce and herbs like parsley and dill - wait for the seed head to dry and then shake them into a container and store in a jar.
- Silverbeet - this one takes FOREVER to grow the seeds and dry out, so just be patient, eventually you will be able to harvest the dry seeds, which are a very odd shape.
Do you save seeds? Any tips?
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