Dry Seeds

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  • Dry Seeds

    Posted by TagNBee on September 22, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    What dry seeds are you saving this year?

    I just harvested cosmos and 3 different varieties of cow peas today.

    Beachchic replied 6 months ago 10 Members · 11 Replies
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  • SpagsUnfiltered

    Member
    September 22, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    This year I am drying patty pan squash, cayenne, and Crenshaw melon. Three new additions to my seed bank.

  • Maytag

    Member
    September 22, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    How’d you get cosmos to grow? I can’t even get any of the cosmos seeds I got to sprout!

    But I saved some seeds from cherry tomatoes, mung beans, arugula, and cantaloupe so far this year.

    I saved some from my Texas Tarragon, but I wasn’t able to get them to sprout when I tried (the plant grows well enough from cuttings, at least), so I’m not sure how useful those will be.

    If the green beans and calendula I saved from last year work out this fall I’ll save more of those. Same for the peas and lettuce I just planted.

    • TagNBee

      Community Leader
      September 22, 2022 at 6:16 pm

      Start with great seeds. we get them the buffalo seed company. They grew great this year

      • NonaLee

        Member
        September 22, 2022 at 8:09 pm

        Have you tried sprouting them first in a sprouting jar? This would show if they are viable or not

      • Maytag

        Member
        September 22, 2022 at 8:30 pm

        I didn’t try this 🤔 I should do it if I still have any left

  • eaglelovertx

    Member
    September 22, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    So far I have lettuce, holy basil, nacho pepper, jalapeno pepper and moringa. My potato harvest was golf ball size this year and they are sprouting so I replanted them a week ago and they are growing plants right now.

  • Billt21

    Member
    September 22, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Red Malabar Spinach, Beans, Red Noodle, Purple Noodle, and two different of green Yard Long asparagus beans, Red Stripe Greasy, Kentucky Wonder, Blue Lake 274 Bush, and Dragoon tongue. Anaheim, Thai Red and Jalapeño Peppers, Cilantro and various Basils. And I am hoping to get Comfrey seeds if it does’t frost before the one plant I have finishes.

  • Berly

    Member
    September 22, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    So far I have saved tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot pepper, cucumber, cowpeas and dill. This weekend I am going to save eggplant and basil seed I was so excited the first time I saved seeds and then they worked the next year. This year I grew a many more herbs and hope to catch them going to seed soon.

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  • Kjc3

    Member
    September 22, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    so far heirloom tomatoes like Pink Brandywine Cherokee Purple, Dr Wyche’s, Mortgage lifter, San Marzanno, Amish Paste . Lots of different peppers like Purple Beauty (gorgeous purple sweet pepper)

    and one different item I had a hard time sourcing is a bean i think called Greek Gigantes Elephantes. I heard about it originally from Liz Zorab’s YT channel. she’s in the UK and boasted about this bean. Its a huge white bean that keeps its “meatiness” when cooked it wont get mushy. You cant find the seeds!

    someone commenting on her vid found some on Amazon meant for cooking, they planted them and they grew so thats what i did, they were abundant and are just now starting to dry on my cattle panel trellis. I also noticed that a store called Trader Joes sells them in a can with tomato sauce which is how they are commonly eaten in Greece and they really are yummy!

    Provider green beans

    More to come soon

  • culdesacgrocerygarden

    Member
    September 23, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Delicata Squash, a variety of peppers, yellow fleshed watermelon. The watermelon seeds are dry but sticky. So Im wondering if it is too late to wash them now that they are dry. No idea what variety, I got them from the Amish CSA. This week they gave me a japanese black pumpkin. I already had bought seeds for that from somewhere, but hadnt grown it yet. Its nice to be able to try these more exotic things that you cant find in the grocery store without dedicating the space in my garden to them. Helps me weed out the ones I dont want. Im already excited about next years garden. 🙏 I saw moon and stars yellow fleshed watermelon on Marys Heirloom seeds store and ordered some of those too. Fingers crossed!

  • Beachchic

    Member
    September 26, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    For the last 2 years I have saved my petunia seeds because I hate spending money on flowers every year, but never saved any other seeds and Ivebeen gardening since 2005…I now realize how stupid of me this was because seed saving is so easy and satisfying!! So this year I am saving:

    ♡Petunias, alyssum, and zinnias

    ♡Henderson Lima bean

    ♡Cantare green beans

    ♡Mortgage lifter tomatoes

    ♡Wando peas

    ♡Jericho lettuce

    ♡I also will be putting a few sweet potatoes for sprouting and gold potatoes back for planting as well.

    I have been busy trying to air layer all the things…I have yet to be successful but I will keep trying until I am! I have been able to successfully start a few things from cutting, trying all the things because umm free stuff from what I already have! This has for sure become an addiction, but at least it is a good one 😀