Hackney Permaculture

jakob’s magic seed sorting technique
February 11, 2009, 8:39 am
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A little while ago I posted an entry about drying squash seeds and I have been saving and drying these and other seeds since including pumpkin and melon.

There was a little incident recently when mice found the seeds but luckily they only ate a few of them and then moved on to tastier finds.

One of the annoying things about saving and drying seeds is how fiddly it is… cue my housemate Jakob with an ingenious idea – why not put them, goop and all into a big bowl of water, mix it about and let the seeds float to the top! Much more fun…

drying seeds


Drying squash seeds
October 11, 2008, 2:48 pm
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I have been getting quite a few sqaushes in my veg box and I started keeping the seeds so we could plant them.

I confess I just scooped all the middle bit into a tupperware container which was starting to go kinda funky but was soon reliably informed that separating out the seeds and drying them was the way forward. Whoops.

Squash seeds drying in the front room

Squash seeds drying in the front room