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Video: harvesting heirloom seeds

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Post  cheyannarach on 8/17/2012, 12:43 pm

Thanks for the video. This is the first year I am saving seeds so love to watch and learn! So far I have just marigold and zucchini seeds! Look foward to next spring when I get to plant them and see if I did it correctly!
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Post  sfgteachers on 8/17/2012, 12:49 pm

sounds great! I have a friend who took on harvesting carrot seeds and was successful. That's probably one of the harder ones. My beans did great as I planted some before this video was taken.
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Post  cheyannarach on 8/17/2012, 1:31 pm

Do you save peas the same way as beans? My fall peas are coming in nicely and I would like to save some of those too.
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Post  sfgteachers on 8/17/2012, 1:42 pm

yes its the same.Just keep the peas in the garden as long as possible. If frost threatens, pull whole plant out and dry indoors.
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Post  floyd1440 on 8/18/2012, 6:42 am

@sfgteachers wrote:yes its the same.Just keep the peas in the garden as long as possible. If frost threatens, pull whole plant out and dry indoors.

How about hot peppers> Same way as peas?
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Post  sfgteachers on 8/18/2012, 10:25 am

Saving pepper seeds is even easier. Allow some fruits to stay on the plants until they become fully ripe and start to wrinkle. Remove the seeds from the peppers and spread them out to dry.
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