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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Seed Saving Adventures Continue

This week we tried our hand at a slightly trickier seed saving procedure - fermentation. Using wonderful heirloom (oooh - nice future spelling word!) tomatoes generously donated by our local Plum Market, children used fingers and spoons to gently guide the gelatinous matter into glass jars, being oh-so-careful not to miss a single precious seed. Then we mixed an equal amount of water and swished it around. Covering it with a paper towel and a rubber band, we will let these sit out in our seed collection area (inside porch) until it ferments (rots). Yes, we will stink up the joint. But the stink will be short-lived - the process will be over in less than a week. You can watch what we watched yesterday by clicking HERE - it gives a nice clear description of the why fermentation works and the various steps to follow.

Please visit our seed collection area and see what we've been up to. It is a work in progress for sure, but we have lots to tell you.

August was a but unsure about this whole process - seemed a bit slimy to him. 

Seed collectors (and best buds) at work.

The compost worms got the delicious remains! Not a drop wasted.


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