Who grows vegetables in the garden, should not only harvest the vegetables themselves, but also the seeds. So you do not have to buy new seeds every year.
The tomatoes taste particularly good this year? Since it would be great if you could grow exactly these tasty tomatoes again next year. It works very easy. All you have to do is harvest the seeds. Of course, this also works with many other vegetables. So you not only save money for the seeds, the whole thing is also really fun. Here is a guide for it.
So you can win the seed
Ern Harvest ripe fruit:
First, you need a mature fruit of the desired variety of vegetables. You will always recognize a ripe fruit by its soft fruiting body. Harvest only the fruits that best meet your expectations. Harvest only healthy plants, because diseases can also be transmitted via the seeds.
Heraus Dissolve seeds:
Now cut up the vegetables and carefully remove the seeds with a spoon. Depending on the vegetables, you can also hold it over a bowl and squeeze it out. This works well with tomatoes, for example.
G To ferment seeds:
If you still have pulp on the kernels, you do not necessarily have to remove it. Put everything in a jar of lukewarm water, put it in a warm place and wait a few days. The mass then begins to ferment. The seeds then dissolve by themselves from the pulp and sink to the ground.
Ab Wash off the seeds:
When all the seeds have sunk to the bottom, simply spoon the pulp floating above. Then you have to put the seeds in a fine sieve and wash.
Trock Dry seeds:
Then lay the seeds to dry on baking paper, in a coffee filter or on some kitchen paper. You must now dry in an airy place at about 25 degrees.
Dunkel Store seeds dark:
When the seeds have dried, it is best to put them in an airtight glass. Then put it in a dry and dark place. Already next spring, you can then use the seeds to grow delicious vegetables. If you do not want to use the seed in the next year, that’s not bad. Stored dry and well closed, it lasts about five years.
Important: If the seeds are older than five years, then you should do best before germination a germination test ( instructions here ). So you see, whether the sowing is still worthwhile.