Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Seed Saving

I've always been a fairly thrifty person and I'm intrigued with the idea of seed saving.  The idea that I can save the seeds from some of the vegetables and flowers that I grew and use them again next year instead of paying someone else a few dollars for their saved seeds is interesting and fun.

Not quite knowing how to get the fleshy goo from around the tomato seeds, I did a little Googling and came up with a few great articles on saving seeds:
So far, I've collected seeds from some red peppers, the Armenian cukes, san marzano tomatoes, and sweet yellow cherry tomatoes.  I also put aside a few sunflower heads to dry a bit.

As I was peeling all those peaches, I wondered how hard it'd be to put some of the peach pits aside and get them to grow.  Looks like it's a bit harder and a bit of a gamble, as it involves stratification (cold-starting).  Nonetheless, I put a few aside and I'm going to give it a try just for fun.  This article covers some of the basics.

Do you save any seeds from your garden?

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