Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saving Bell Pepper Seeds

You want to start with a fully grown, ripe bell pepper. Allowing the pepper to grow to maturity will help ensure your pepper has healthy, robust seeds, resulting in a higher germination rate when planted.


Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the pepper down the middle from top to bottom. This will leave you with two halves, both containing plenty of seed.


Now take the spoon and scoop the seeds out onto a paper towel. Try to separate them from each other as much as you can. Let them dry out for a few days in a cool, dry area.


To store your seeds for planting next year, place the dried out pepper seeds in a paper envelope. It is optimal to then place the envelope in the refrigerator or freezer to maximize their shelf life.

7 comments:

Mark said...

Very nice, I never thought of doing that. Thanks for the information.

Regards,
Mark
markm.freshworks@gmail.com

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Move Out Cleaning Victoria said...

Cool blog! Now I know how to plant a bell pepper, Thanks for sharing your knowledge with your readers=) Looking forward on your next article.

healy said...

It's nice to be back!! refreshing article. Thanks for the information, it's a great help because I have this in my garden:0

Boonchai said...

Damp paper towel, sprinkle on a few seeds, place towel in plastic zip-type bag, place in sunny window (here in US south is the sunny side.)

Ron said...

I believe this is how you germinate seeds Boonchai.

Ron said...

My grandmother tried to tell me this. Great information. Thanks