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Yes. I have saved squash and tomato seeds with great success.
If you are going to try using source vegetables for viable seeds, start in the organic section. and with heirloom varieties if you can find them. This will give you the best chance of getting
The other benefit to this method is that you know what you cultivated was SUCCESSFUL in your area, and YOUR SOIL. Choose seed stock from the healthiest, tastiest examples fromIt might be hit or miss but yes, it is possible.
Easier and more reliable to just buy heirloom seeds and save your own. Would be a bitch to have to rely on a garden for food and have more odds stacked against you, like weather, soil, moisture AND an unknown seed variety that may not produce.
Have you tried layered straw in cardboard boxes? Do not seal box with tape to allow some air to circulate and place boxes on a cool cement or tile floor.
Do you put grow lights on them? Is this just to get them started and then move outside when frost isn't going to be a problem?Have you tried layered straw in cardboard boxes? Do not seal box with tape to allow some air to circulate and place boxes on a cool cement or tile floor.
Try not to let taters touch, then add a layer of straw and repeat. Top layer with straw, no potatoes.
A few poked holes in each side of the box also helps with air flow.
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Do you put grow lights on them? Is this just to get them started and then move outside when frost isn't going to be a problem?
Sounded like he was referring to storage after the fact.
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Couple of T5HO bulbs over 50 cell trays for seed starts pulling 54W. LED board up top for when they get too big for the 50 cell trays and need to be moved into something a little bigger. LED board obviously pulls more W so I'm not running that till absolutely required. Waiting on a HD trip so I can pick up materials to build out a rack so the trays aren't on the floor.
Temps hold steady around 72 with the fan on, should show improvements on germination over past years.
Few more varieties and I'll need to start them in 72 cell trays...
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PS: seeds arrived today. -bout a week since ordered.Again @enbloc is on point as I've been meaning to order some seeds.
So I did, once reading this.
I've been using this place with decent luck.
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When do you usually start?Wife and I already ordered seeds and she's been picking up cheapo depot seeds whenever she's out shopping.
Grabbed a grow tent for seed starts this year, enough space for 4 1020 flats. If needed, we can start additional seeds in the basement with the purchase of heat mats. We are looking at starting close to twice what we did last year.
I tried a similar method with carrots from last season. I used sawdust though (nice and dry).Sounded like he was referring to storage after the fact.