This past weekend, I decided to do something we've never done...save our own seeds for use next season!
I had been drying some okra pods in the sun along the garden fence. We knew they were ready when I shook them and they sounded like maracas!
|Okra pods with seeds|
When you crack them open, they are rolling around inside like little bb's.
I set up on the coffee table in the living room and slowly pulled apart the dried pods. Seeds went everywhere. Oops. I'm sure that in about six months, we'll find some in the far corners of the living room and swear that the mice are back, LOL. But we ended up with quite a few seeds.
It's our first seed saving exercise from something grown in our own garden.
Any tips or advice?
How to keep them viable?