Saving seed

For the first time, I’m trying proper seed saving.  Having first checked that it isn’t a hybrid variety, which wouldn’t work, I let a Marketmore cucumber grow to the point where it was pale and very soft on the plant.

Saving cucumber seeds
Saving cucumber seeds

Scooping the seeds out was very easy and from then on it was just a case of leaving them in a jar of water.  The good seeds stay at the bottom and the bad ones float.

After a few days and a few changes of water, the good seeds are now drying on a windowsill.  Above, I’ve shown them with a cucumber from the very same plant, reminding the seeds of what I expect from them next year!

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