Sunday, November 18, 2018

A New Seed Saving Technique

I learned of this seed saving technique this past summer and really like how easy it makes the process.

Sometimes, when fermenting seeds, it's easy to leave them in just a bit too long, and then they sprout, which makes them useless for saving.

Here's the way I've been saving seeds this summer (I have only done this with tomato seeds, just fyi):

     1 pint mason jar
     1 cup measure
     Oxyclean washing powder (just the regular version.)

  • Squeeze the juice and seeds from a tomato into a one cup measure.
  • If the amount is less than one cup, add water to make it one cup.
  • Add 1 TBSP Oxyclean to the cup of liquid.
  • Stir gently.
  • Wait 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes stir again, then rinse the seeds in a fine mesh strainer until they no longer feel slippery.
  • Spread the seeds out onto a non-coated paper plate to dry and store as you normally would.


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