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March 28, 2001
1:40 PM

Post #2931

By request, here's the seed saving forum.

I imagine this forum will be targeted towards those who are interested in saving seeds with an eye toward maintaining strains of OP and heirloom plants.

Prevention of cross-pollination, maintaining genetic diversity, and what-have-you.

Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 28, 2001
1:44 PM

Post #62793

you're too good to us!
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2001
3:34 PM

Post #62827

A round of applause for Dave! Thanks again for giving us the best!
Toston, MT
(Zone 4a)

March 28, 2001
11:26 PM

Post #62986

Thanks Dave!
I have lots of questions for this forum too.


Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 29, 2001
2:15 AM

Post #63056

Thanks dave,
Just logged in and lo and behold,all one has to do is ask and it appears!

Brimson, MN
(Zone 3a)

March 31, 2001
10:19 AM

Post #63776

Is there anything special one needs to do to save pepper seed? I am very disappointed in the seeds I saved last year, the ones two years old germinated better~! Did not do anything differently as far as saving and planting the seed...what am I doing wrong? Any ideas? Thanks Much~!!!scoot
Richmond, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2001
12:05 PM

Post #63785

Dave: You might want to move this to it's own thread, i.e. pepper seeds.

Scoot: What, exactly, is your procedure?

Pepper seeds are among the easiest to save, because they need no special treatment other than drying.

Be sure that the peppers are fully ripe, or slightly over-ripe before laying them out to dry. I just scrape them off the central core onto a drying rack, and that's all.

Some people water-separate the seed, discarding the non-viable. But I don't bother with this myself.

March 31, 2001
2:08 PM

Post #63841

I can't split threads in half like that. I already thought of this when I first saw the post this morning. :(
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2001
1:21 AM

Post #64080

Thanks for this one Dave! I think it'll become my favorite forum. :o)

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