saving seeds ? 's

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  1. Mrs_stuart

    Mrs_stuart Well-Known Member

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    I have never really saved seeds before but i wanted to this year. I have several heirloom tomatoes, squash, okra, cucumbers and such and i really dont know how to "save the seeds" especially on the tomatoes since they are so small and such. The squash and okra seem like they would be pretty easy but what about the "juicy" things like tomatoes and the stuff like cucumbers...how do i harvest and save the seeds. Thanks.

    Belinda
     
  2. Kazahleenah

    Kazahleenah Disgruntled citizen

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    If you think tomato seeds are small... try looking at an "alyssum" seed. (flower)

    When I save my tomato seeds, I wash the 'slime' off them, then put them in a small, tin tart pan in the windowsill to dry completely and then bag them (or jar them).
     

  3. Gayle in KY

    Gayle in KY Gadabout

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    Mrs_stuart Well-Known Member

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    Thank you both...

    I did check out the website and it actually had a step by step photos showing the saving of tomato seeds using a fermantation process. It really
    doesnt sound that hard. I appreciate the help!!

    Belinda
     
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    Colleen in WI Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Gayle! I was thinking just this morning about saving seed from the tomato plants that I grew from Pauqebot's free seeds. Now I can :happy:
     
  6. Paquebot

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    Yep, Victory Seeds site is the best one that I've found for showing how things are done. That's the site that I usually link to on GW whenever I get a chance. You can also go back to last September to find my tomato seed saving thread. I do it for about 25 tomato varieties per year so I do have just a bit of experience!

    Martin
     
  7. Gayle in KY

    Gayle in KY Gadabout

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    Martin, I thought you'd approve, since I got the site from you. ;)