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Old 03-24-2011, 03:07 PM   #91
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CWS, when you say you put them in an envelope -- do they go in the freezer or fridge then?
TL, when and if I save seeds I just pit them in an envelope ( after they are dry) then throw them in a drawer ti stash them.
What type of peppers do you use? I tried a sweet pepper called cubanelle last summer...Wonderful sweet and when yoou throw them in a skillet with evoo they come out and with a dash of salt are to die for I got another Italian on I can't remember the name of when it turns RED do the same as the cubanelles I was told they are heaven


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Old 03-24-2011, 04:08 PM   #92
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FWIW here is what my book says for tomato seeds:

Cut open the tomato and scoop out all the seeds and pulp. Place in a bowl or jar and add add a little water. Let sit at room temperature for 4 days and stir once a day to prevent mold from forming. Each day pour off the pulp and seeds that float to the top. The viable seeds will have sunk to the bottom.

After 4 days remove the viable seeds from the bottom, rinse well, drain and spread the seeds out on news paper and allow to dry for one week.
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:48 PM   #93
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FWIW here is what my book says for tomato seeds:

Cut open the tomato and scoop out all the seeds and pulp. Place in a bowl or jar and add add a little water. Let sit at room temperature for 4 days and stir once a day to prevent mold from forming. Each day pour off the pulp and seeds that float to the top. The viable seeds will have sunk to the bottom.

After 4 days remove the viable seeds from the bottom, rinse well, drain and spread the seeds out on news paper and allow to dry for one week.
Thank you very much, Dave. Sounds foolproof (fortunately for me). Wish I could have my seeds and eat them, too. I love the juicy part of the tomato. I've heard people say they're too gooey & icky - not so here. Hate a tomato? Im-poss-i-ble.

And for kadesma, I don't do peppers -- that was CWS. Peppers being all the rage these days, maybe I should try harder to like them. Actually, I'm waiting for the next ingredient fad; hope it'll be something I do like.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:21 PM   #94
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Thank you very much, Dave. Sounds foolproof (fortunately for me). Wish I could have my seeds and eat them, too. I love the juicy part of the tomato. I've heard people say they're too gooey & icky - not so here. Hate a tomato? Im-poss-i-ble.

And for kadesma, I don't do peppers -- that was CWS. Peppers being all the rage these days, maybe I should try harder to like them. Actually, I'm waiting for the next ingredient fad; hope it'll be something I do like.
Sorry TL I better pay closer attention. And I hope the next rage is something you love.
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Thank you very much, Dave. Sounds foolproof (fortunately for me). Wish I could have my seeds and eat them, too. I love the juicy part of the tomato. I've heard people say they're too gooey & icky - not so here. Hate a tomato? Im-poss-i-ble.

And for kadesma, I don't do peppers -- that was CWS. Peppers being all the rage these days, maybe I should try harder to like them. Actually, I'm waiting for the next ingredient fad; hope it'll be something I do like.
Try julienning peppers. I don't like getting a chunk of pepper in my mouth, but it is certainly a nice ingredient. I love putting julienned bell peppers in salad cut the julienne strips to less than 2 inches long). I also don't like stuffed peppers, because there is just too much pepper.

I like hot peppers.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:54 PM   #96
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I finally got my key to the community garden. After working all day to try to work the soil, I was so pitiful that Frank hoed, shoveled, and tilled the soil. He even was able to work compost in to a fourth of my plot!

I met two resident gardeners, who had lots of advice to share!

I was also able to get a few baby plants into the ground. Here are a few pictures of the plot and process!

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Looks great. Don't be surprised if you and your dh are sore as all get out tomorrow. But it goes away and you can have a little fun giving each other back rubs. Enjoy your garden.
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Wonderful Kathleen. And Frank swears he's not a farmer, good job, Frank!
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