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Easy guidelines to Seed Saving

Want to know on how to do seed saving from your existing plant or vegetable/fruit?

Benefits of seed saving:

  1. Carries the same gene of the parent plant, therefore it will produce fruit/vegetables.
  2. You receive SO MUCH SEEDS from seed saving from the parent plant than what the parent plant started off with, remember the parent plant grew from only ONE seed!
  3. How nifty is that! It is FREE than going to the local garden nursery and purchasing another seed packet. 
  4. They germinate better! You are avoiding GE crops.

Method for Plants:

  1. Pick the seed off the plant when mature (hard/brown colour) seed coat.
  2. Where you see the vein runs along the side of the seed coat, open the seed coat using a standard knife gentle for a clean finish.
  3. Once open, remove the inner seeds from the seed coat. 
  4. If the inner seeds are dry, place it into seed packets or planted right away into the garden soil.
  5. If the inner seeds are wet/damp, place it onto a cardboard tray or any other aeration material. This will allow the seeds to dry and prevent it from molding. 
  6. E.g. sunflowers, succulents, conifers, roses etc.

Method for Vegetables/Fruits:

  1. Scoop out the inner seeds with a spoon. E.g. of vegetables: pumpkin, butternut, gem squash etc. E.g. of fruits: watermelon, tomatoes, dragon fruit etc.
  2. If the inner seeds are wet/damp, place it onto a cardboard tray or any other aeration material. This will allow the seeds to dry and prevent it from molding.
  3. Place the seeds into packets or planted right away into the garden soil.

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