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JanG

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2021
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2021, 09:34:36 »
Those would certainly be of interest. It would be great to have you join the circle.

Principe Borghese is apparently good for sun drying. Have you ever tried it that way? And for me personally I'm very interested to try Padron peppers which I believe are mild, except that occasionally you get a very hot one. Sounds like an interesting gamble!

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2021
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2021, 09:34:36 »

Vetivert

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2021
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2021, 19:05:32 »
End of Nov again sounds good to me.

Saving senposai seeds and not sure what to make of the current condition of the pods. They look ready to ripen but are committed to staying green. Should I cut and hang to dry or leave them?

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2021
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2021, 11:01:27 »
I've never grown it but it sounds great from descriptions I've read.

Could you hedge your bets and and take one or two sprigs of pods to dry off the plant and leave the rest a while longer?

How have you found the eating quality?

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2021
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2021, 10:14:35 »
 https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/seed-saving-guidelines?fbclid=IwAR0gY55pYEG3nMkif2UhG3IE9ZNJOli56GGg8ipycDZJhkw9kYeFFYEtsCg


Sorry this is rather late in the year, but here is a very good seedsaving guide from the Heritage Seed Library. 

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2021
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2021, 21:41:08 »
Thanks for the link. They advise not to cut while the pods are still green. Some are starting to take on a more autumnal colour, so I'll remain patient.

It's a very tasty vegetable. Hard to describe - very tender spring cabbage with a slight hint of mustard perhaps? it has the rapid growth of other Asian brassicas. Why it was dropped from British catalogues is beyond me.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2021
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2021, 11:43:03 »
And another seed saving page that is good and interesting with lots of 'how to' videos.

https://www.diyseeds.org/en/films/?fbclid=IwAR3ojqqmxLeVyHi1VTZh8XK9PuwbxDDFRN4_sFgAn-qBrT_kD1M1Q7CQaHw
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2021
« Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 07:02:13 »
It’s getting nearer to seed circle time. I hope everyone’s growing, harvesting and seed saving has been going really well in spite of a cold start to the season for many of us.
 It would be great if we could begin to indicate what we think we can offer. I haven’t heard from one or two people about timing but thanks, Vetivert, for your reply. We can decide on timing in the next week or so.

Those taking part:

Silverleaf
Vetivert
Galina
Ruud
JanG
Elfeda?

I’d like to contribute:

Tomato, Azoychka
Tomato, Sweet Aperitif
Tomato, Jen’s Tangerine
Tomato, Primabella
Pea, Rosakrone
Pea, Opal Creek
Pea, Champion of England
Dwarf French bean, Saint Esprit d’Oeil Rouge

Anyone else?

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2021
« Reply #27 on: Yesterday at 15:00:09 »
Hello , if I am not too late and what I have is of interest  I could offer
Beetroot..Long Blood Red
Lettuce…Northern Queen
Turnip…Veitch’s Red Globe
Cime Di Rape , Quarantina
 
The stars of the plot this year have been Judion bean , almost dry and a Rocket of sorts  the seed is from a friend whose family grow it in Iraq  they call it Rochelle (sp!) it’s fast , vigorous, prolific and tasty ( quite a bite)

If the above are suitable I’ll add them to the circle.

 

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