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Well its that time of year again.. time, or past time to harvest, clean, dry, save, pack and gift!
I have lots of seed yet from last year... I like using the tuperware containers I get from our coldcuts!
Thank you Oscar Meyer and others for packing the meat in them. They are so handy and re-usable!
So now it goes. Been dead heading.
So far its been peppers, watermelon, cantalop, marigolds, cleom, fouroclocks, dianthus and others!
So whats your method? How you packing them?
My peppers are dring well. I just let them dry in the "pod" then later crach the pods oepn and garther the seed or I will cut the pods and remove the seed and freeze the edible part!
Watermelons.. I will take the seed rince in the sink and collect them in the screen trap and then dump those on paper plates taking a paper towel and cover them. I do not remove the towel until the seeds are dry. I do this with cantalopes and punkins too. I leave the paper towels because if I do this in the house I often will get gnats and that is no fun.
Marigolds, cleomes, those I just dead head and put into the tuperwares like pictured and leaft the lids off until the seeds are REALLLLY DRY. I label the tupers what seed are in there and later I will place seed in envelopes if I am trading.