Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Seed Saving

Since it's time to clear away the fall decorations to make room for Christmas, I'm busy saving seeds from some of these interesting fall squash and gourds so that I can grow my own next year!  I purposely tried to find some different and unusual squash this year in the grocery store and at the pumpkin patch for that reason.  BY THE WAY, if you had any that you're considering throwing in the trash can, please just send them my way instead.  I'm keeping the seeds and giving our deer some pumpkiny treats!  I'd love to have them.

Yesterday I dug into this warty, dark orange little squash.  I'm not sure what it is, but I'm on the hunt through my various seed catalogs.  I found this little guy at HEB.

This one is a Turban Squash, also sometimes called a Turks Cap, also found at HEB.  Gorgeous thing.  These are edible, for sure, so he's going to the deer.

I washed the seeds, straining them several times to remove the threads of squash guts, then they'll dry here for a few weeks.  Then I'll pick thru and find the biggest and most perfect seeds out of the pile to keep for 2013.
Today I'll do a couple of others, including that blue pumpkin that I got at the pumpkin patch back in October.  


2 comments:

  1. A. Pat - you've always got a project going! Do you ever sit still? Love it - keep going girl!

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    1. I know, I'm certifiable....but it's fun!

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