Thursday, August 20, 2009

Save Your Seeds

Now is the time of year that we harvest our garden and enjoy the bounty that we have grown. But one thing is for sure you must leave some good stock in the ground to save for seed. Just be sure to let the plant mature and fully develop the seeds within it. When you harvest the seed be sure to lay them out on paper towels and let them dry for at least 3 weeks then store them in a cool dry place till next spring when you can germinate them into the next generation of food for the year. This is very important!

1 comment:

Michael said...

An extra tip I have: put the seeds in the refrigerator for a few weeks too. I think this triggers something in the seeds that make it think it went through a winter and it's time to germinate once things warm up.