Is there anything special I need to do when I go save seeds from my jalapeno peppers and my sweet bell peppers?
I really wouldn't bother about that. I never did anything other than collect and dry, and my experience has been a germination percentage very close to 100 (actually very often 100%) for at least 5 years after saving the seeds.culpeper said:There's a tiny lump on each seed (at the pointy end) that you might prefer to remove with a very sharp knife (and a keen eye). Inside that lump is a growth inhibitor. It's a fiddly job, but you could experiment to see how germination is affected between seeds which have it removed, and those which don't. I only bothered removing it when I was growing commercially - now I don't bother, and I find that sometimes fruit that drops to the ground will self-seed anyway.