If Halloween is celebrated in your area, then chances are that you’ve tried roasted pumpkin seeds.
This is a favorite Halloween treat for many people. My 2 girls and I love carving pumpkins and eating pumpkin seeds. We love to roast the pumpkin seeds to eat as it makes for a great healthy snack.
You might be wondering if there is a good method on how to separate pumpkin seeds from strings.
How do you deal with that mess of pumpkin seeds and pulp to get those seeds for a delicious snack? Well, that’s a thing that we’ve also wondered about long ago. But now, knowing the secret (not really), we want to share with you how to separate pumpkin seeds from strings!
As a parent of 2 young girls, it is imperative that I offer at least 2 ways to do this. The first is a tried and true method that your little ones can help you to do all by themselves while you finish gutting out the pumpkin.
You know, teamwork at its best. The second method is if you want to take it up a notch. It involves boiling water, so you will definitely need to help the little kiddos.How do you deal with that mess of pumpkin seeds and pulp to get those seeds for a delicious snack?Click To Tweet
The step-by-step process is as follows:
This method involves gently boiling them in salted water:
This method is actually a good way to get some plump pumpkin seeds for roasting. You might think of it as a brining method that enhances the flavor and texture of ordinary pumpkin seeds.
Skip to step#5 if you want to roast your pumpkin seeds after you
The ultimate goal of separating the seeds from the pulp is roasting the former, but how do you roast pumpkin seeds? Well, there are many recipes out there, but let us present one that we think you will like.
What you will need:
This isn’t the only roasted pumpkin seed recipe in the world, but we think it’s good enough to get started. Then, feel free to add your own modifications or go for completely different recipes!
Saving seeds is a skill that is as old as man cultivating the lands for survival. The bible has many parables about seed saving and sowing all throughout it. You know that having your own supply packet of seeds is definitely a good practice of preparedness. Are you really prepared enough though?
Acquiring your own supply of survival seeds in your storage is a start. It is vital & beneficial to learn the skills of saving seeds for your long term survival. You will want to practice this skill each year in order to forge this as one of your tools for survival.
Learning this will guarantee that you know what to do if called upon. You might even get some prize-winning tomatoes out of it.You will want to practice this skill each year in order to forge this as one of your tools for survival.Click To Tweet
Understanding the basics of these methods will help you to get a better grasp on the steps you need to do to save seeds. First, you have to be able to discern the difference in the types of seeds that you want to acquire and ultimately grow. You also want to know how to store them for long term survival.
Let’s start with some base knowledge of what you need to know and walk you through the steps to get started with this practice:
You might have heard a number of different terms when people talk about seeds. This is an important topic that will help you distinguish what type of seeds you want to start in your collection. Get this wrong and your next batch of plants will flounder and most certainly not be viable.
We won’t delve too deep into this topic, but certainly, check out our gardening site & resources for more information about growing vegetables. It is still important to seize & adapt a few of these important concepts correctly in order to be successful in saving seeds.
The end of the growing season is always a busy time of the year. This is where you collect the bounty of your harvest. Collecting the seeds that you store for the next year is of utmost importance.
Many plants will have different ways & methods to collect seeds, so I employ you to do a bit more research on the particular type of plant you want to save seeds from. Start with some vegetables & fruits that are easy to do like lettuce or watermelon.
Here are some of the basic tips of seed saving:
Check out our seed saving videos if you want to see some of these techniques in action here.Make sure that you follow these guidelines to ensure your seeds germinate for you on your next sow.Click To Tweet
You made it to the point where you have collected a number of seeds from your harvest. Next, you want to ensure that they are stored away properly for the next growing season. Make sure that you follow these guidelines to ensure your seeds germinate for you on your next sow.
Hopefully, you learned that you need to add seed saving to your toolkit. It is not a complicated skill to learn and if done right will also save you money at the market each year if you highly adopt this.
Saving seeds is also preserving our past and ensuring the survival for generations to come. Check out our post here on saving tomato seeds if you want to start with an easy vegetable seed to save.
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