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Take a poll of all your family and friends and ask what vegetable would they would grow. You will probably hear growing tomatoes as one of the most popular vegetable growing choices. It seems that most gardeners always brag about their tomatoes when asked about their progress of your their garden.
You might be one of those garden newbies who just planted your first tomato plant that you grabbed at the local hardware store or garden nursery. Have you ever thought about actually growing tomatoes from seed? It really is not too difficult to grow them from seed, so why not save the tomato seeds from one of your plants this year.
You have a few options on how you want to save tomato seeds. All of these different ways to save tomato seeds are not too difficult to do. In fact, one of the ways is so simple that it takes no effort on your part to do it. The 3 ways are 1. Do nothing and let nature save them for you, 2. Put some more effort into it, to save the seeds, and the last option is to 3. Maximize your chances of saving the seeds for multiple years. These tips can be applied to any type of tomato such as cherry, roma, big beef, brandywine and many more different tomato varieties. Let’s get into the dirt of saving tomato seeds and saving them like a Green Thumb Gardener.
Ever see a BLT sandwich where you see this draped over the side, almost blood red thick tomato. You might get on your phone and google, “Best tomato plant ever”. You check the search and notice that there is an endless supply of tomato varieties. You quickly realise this is going to take some time finding the perfect one. Is it worth it? Let’s find out some reasons on why saving tomato seeds will help you craft the perfect BLT sandwich.
You might be tempted after reading this to go out and save some tomato seeds from one of the supermarket tomatoes. In fact, it is encouraged to try some of tomato seed saving methods with one of your glorious supermarket tomatoes. You need to understand that these types of tomatoes may not cultivate in to healthy tomato producing plants next year if grown from seed. Trust me, I have tried experiments of this, so I want to save you the trouble and disappointment. The plants start out great and look like every other healthy tomato plant. You quickly realise no tomato flowers are forming that after months of watering them and feeding them.
You need to stick with certain types of tomatoes to ensure you get what you want. It is not recommended using any from the supermarket to start this even if it is organic. Commercially grown tomatoes are usually not one the tastiest tomatoes. They are grown to be transported and usually picked when they are just a shade of color to allow them to ripen later. Your more high end supermarkets and farmers market may have the right type of tomato you need, but why chance it.
Get any of these types of tomato plants or seeds below to plant in your garden to ensure you will have success growing tomatoes from seeds.
Take note that heirloom tomato plants are always open-pollinated, but not all open-pollinated plants are heirloom. Say that 3 times fast.
Let nature take its course and leave the tomato plants to reproduce on its own. – This has got to be the easiest & laziest method of them all. There are so many different task that you need to do in the fall time and it is starting to get cold and maybe rainy out. There is nothing wrong with just leaving a few tomatoes out there and see what happens next year. We all have a few tomatoes that never make it to the plate and escape our gripe.
This tomato seed technique is for:
Cut your tomatoes open and just scoop out the seeds. Let them dry out and save them as they are. You can try this method as it is just a step up from the first one. We have grown a few plants like this and they do just fine despite what garden experts say. The only caveat to this is they can spoil, they smell, and only last maybe a year or so. You might want to use this option only if you plant them next year and have a ton of them.
This tomato seed technique is for:
Cut your tomatoes open, scoop out the seeds, ferment them, rinse and dry them. Boom, you are done. This way really only has one more step which is to let the tomato seeds ferment for a few days. You basically just scoop them out and put into a jar, add a little bit of water and let them sit around for a few days until they smell pretty sour.
The reason that you take this extra step is because the tomato is encased in a gelatinous sack. This gel inhibits the seed germination. This process also has the added benefit of killing many tomato diseases. This extra step will also allow you to save your seeds for many years if stored properly.
This tomato seed technique is for:
As you can see, it could not be any simpler saving tomato seeds with any of these tactics. The most important tactic is just the one you do to get saving seeds. Let us know in the comments below what type of gardener you are.
Harvesting Sunflower Seeds – Saving Sunflower Seeds – We show you an easy way to harvest your sunflower seeds that you can plant or eat. Saving sunflower seeds is a great way to learn some seed saving techniques. Best seeds saving envelopes can be found here
In this video Jeremy Starke from Green Thumb Gardener shows you how to harvest sunflower seeds for saving. Saving sunflower seeds will allow you to replant sunflowers for next year or you can eat certain varieties. These techniques can be applied for the giant mammoth sunflowers or the small & medium sized sunflowers. Get your kids involved in harvesting sunflower seeds. It one of the easier ways to save seeds.
You can harvest the sunflower seeds either 2 different ways:
QUESTION- Have a question about harvesting sunflower seeds or saving sunflower seeds to plant next year? Post in the comments section below! Saving sunflower seeds could not be easier to do.
This is a simple way to collect & save seeds to regrow lettuce for the next season or later. You can find the envelopes that I store & save the lettuce seeds in here
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Lettuce or Lactuca sativa shows signs of going to seed when it starts to taste more bitter and starts to grow a long stalk. This is the perfect time to think about regrowing lettuce. You can easily turn the bitterness in a signal to harvest lettuce seeds. You will love to store lettuce seeds to plant them next season.
Growing romaine lettuce from seeds is a cool way to introduce your children to gardening. The romaine lettuce plant is really easy to start from seed. This video will show you how easy it is to save seeds & teach your children to do this.
QUESTION- Have a question about how to regrow lettuce or how to harvest & store lettuce seeds? Post in the comments section of this post!
In this video, Jeremy Starke from Green Thumb Gardener shows you a really simple way to regrow lettuce. He goes over how to harvest & store Lettuce seeds. This is a simple way to collect seeds to regrow lettuce for the next season or later. Seed Saving lettuce is a great way to start your seed saving adventures. These seeds saving tips are really easy to follow so you can regrow lettuce next year.
Let me know what other way vegetables you want to see taught about seed saving. What types of lettuce seeds are you saving for next season? Let me know in the comments below. Please also SHARE this lettuce seeds saving post with anyone whom loves to save seeds. This is such a simple way to save seeds.
Have you always wanted to know how to save lettuce seeds? Did you just harvest romaine lettuce from your garden? Do you want to continue to grow the lettuce that you just picked? It is so easy to collect and save lettuce seeds that you will be amazed that you didn’t start sooner. The summer days are much longer as June & July peaks. All of a sudden the leaves start to taste a little bitter & the lettuce plant may bolt. Well, it is time for the lettuce plant to start reproducing itself.
The steps on how to save lettuce seeds could not be any easier. You need to first look for the seed heads to form. There will be a long stalk that will extend up from the plant. It will start to flower after it has formed. The flower heads will soon start to form white fluffy chaff much like you see dandelion flowers. This is when you want to look for signs that the lettuce flower head is starting to dry out. You can pick the heads once they have dried. You will rub each flower head until it crumbles. The seeds will be small long pods that you can separate from the chaff using various methods. You can plant these now or store them for next season.
You are in luck because this guide will share with you how to save lettuce seeds. We will take you through all the steps so you can harvest and store lettuce seeds for next year or season. This will help you save money, so you don’t have to purchase another packet of lettuce seeds. (Well..we all know what happens when the seed catalogs come in..)
You might be thinking why would anyone want to save lettuce seeds? Here are a few reason why saving lettuce seeds:
This depends on the variety of the lettuce. Some varieties of lettuce will be less heat tolerant meaning they will start to flower as soon as it gets warmer in the summer months. Really, it is due to the lengthening of the days which coincides with the warmer summer months in the northern hemisphere. Lettuce seeds packets may highlight the lettuce varieties that are slow to bolt. This means that they will stick around a little longer than some plants. It is good to have a variety of lettuce plants in your garden for this very reason.
There will be a point that the lettuce plant will start to send up a long stalk from the center of the plant. The lettuce leaves may start to taste a little bitter because the plants energy shifts from producing leaves to forming its offspring. There are some head lettuce varieties that may need some help to form the stalk by slitting top of the head, so do your research on the particular variety you for more details.
The flower head will begin to flower. They typically form in heads of 10-25 individual florets with each seeds being encapsulated in one floret. Usually they all open at the same time in the morning hours for the pollinators. Check out the video below to see an example of these lettuce florets.
Here is a video that shows you the exact steps of how to save lettuce seeds:
As you can see, learning how to save lettuce seeds is a simple and easy process. You can learn to save lettuce seeds with your next batch of lettuce plants. You may want to start collecting and saving other vegetables seeds if you found this easy to do.
This is a simple way to determine if your lettuce is bolting and getting ready to seed. This is helpful if you want to know how to save lettuce seeds. How to know when your lettuce is bolting or going to seed. Romaine Parris Island Cos seeds can be found here: https://amzn.to/2LI7IyI
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