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Seed Savings

08 Oct

So..the last 3 years we have been growing some heirloom tomatoes..so we figured this year we would actually try to save some seeds since we ran out of a couple of varieties while planting earlier in the spring..the process is not overly complicated..but can be if you are lazy like me.

First step..scoop out the seeds and pulp from the tomato(es) and put about a 1/3 water to the mix..1/3 of whatever the pulp and seed combination was.

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..put aside for 4-6 days in a warmish place to let the seeds begin to ferment…
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..and once a yummy layer of scum develops on the mix you are ready to clean..run water into the mix and swirl..the good seeds will sink the bottom..the rest you keep pouring out.

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Drain and dry then place the seeds on some glass to finish the drying process…and DONE..took a grand total off 10 minutes of actual work..the waiting is too hard sometimes though!

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2 Comments

Posted by on October 8, 2013 in Construction

 

2 responses to “Seed Savings

  1. James MacKenzie

    September 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    okay – i JUST go t the notification for this now – all in all i REALLY hope you are back to blogging – i missed you – fill me in!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      September 9, 2014 at 7:09 am

      haha..yes going to take a stab again..wordpress (the admin screens) and me have been in a fight..but I just got some roses delivered from a ‘secret admirer’ and I think it is from wordpress and they are sorry for the fact that I have not been able to edit a ‘draft date’ for my posts for over a year!

      Gonna post more and vist around more! take care!

       

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