Maybe I should have called this Seed Saving for Dummies.
Ok. I Wintersowed last year ...
and I L O V E D it. I bored my friends to death talking about it, showing everyone, giving plants away =) taking pictures. and pictures. And then in the fall my dining room turned into paper bag city with paper plates and paper towels everywhere covered with blooms and branches and pods. Everything got packed away at Thanksgiving when my family came home and now that it's bitter cold outside, I thought I'd bag and tag all my seeds. Only now I'm not sure whats the best way to extract them.
I ruined my almost new flour sifter (well, unless I want my next cake to taste like bee balm. what a mess I made, LOL) I sat for days popping Japanese morning glory and petunia pods extracting seeds from each one. and I scraped seeds from EACH Cleome pod. I scraped coneflower heads and let seeds drop into a paper bag. yikes. I dont even know if I'm saving the right things. LOL Sad, eh?
So, to my DG - WS friends, I'm asking for your best tips on how to get these lil' buggers free. (can I say that on DG? ;)
Are there any inexpensive tools to get? make? I'm going to pick up a couple of sizes of window screen but what else can I do?
I still have:
black eyed susan
mealy sage cup - salvia
and more. any hints would be greatly appreciated!
ps. I'm not WSing till March or later this year. last week my last perennial jug went out Feb 15-22 and it was TOO early. But I'm hooked.