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Another thing to consider is that different plants have different requirements for saving viable seeds. For example, seeds picked out of a cucumber from the grocery store will not do much good- the cucumber is not ripe enough when we eat it to collect good seeds. Tomatoes have an interesting collection process as well involving fermentation. I am by no means an expert on the topic, but I have been trying to learn about how to properly collect seeds from my different heirlooms. The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know

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Another thing to consider is that different plants have different requirements for saving viable seeds. For example, seeds picked out of a cucumber from the grocery store will not do much good- the cucumber is not ripe enough when we eat it to collect good seeds. Tomatoes have an interesting collection process as well involving fermentation. I am by no means an expert on the topic, but I have been trying to learn about how to properly collect seeds from my different heirlooms. The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know
My wife brought home a large vegatable salad from work, it staid in the fridge to long, I put the stuff in my worm bed, but I squeezed the cherry tomato's on top. 7 days later I have hundreds of plants growing. And no place to put them.....My hybrid jalapeno has set two peppers and quit growing. My sweet peppers from last year are still going strong and I hope to save some seeds from this years crop.....My pole beans I planted in the spring are still producing, That is if you like protien whith your beans... Worms
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My wife brought home a large vegatable salad from work, it staid in the fridge to long, I put the stuff in my worm bed, but I squeezed the cherry tomato's on top. 7 days later I have hundreds of plants growing. And no place to put them.....My hybrid jalapeno has set two peppers and quit growing. My sweet peppers from last year are still going strong and I hope to save some seeds from this years crop.....My pole beans I planted in the spring are still producing, That is if you like protien whith your beans... Worms
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I have saved grape tomato seeds that are now 5 yrs old from my own crop and those things still grow like mad and they still taste terrific . No some things I have tried to plant never came up but some of the stuff does . All I know is Im keeping them no matter what if they dont come up it wasnt meant to be but I have had good luck with most of the stuff I have used. When our local dollar general store puts there left over seeds on sale I will swoop anything I can that edible and put them in a airtight container with some dessicant and put them in a large coffee can and put them in my stash . I should be able to pick them up for about .25 a pack when they close them out for the season

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Along with every thing else, how many of you can successfully graft trees.....I currently have ten trifoliata, or bastard orange trees that need grafting, from lemons to blood oranges and grape fruit, the problem is I'm not good at grafting..... I also have twenty pecan trees thanks to the crows and tree rats, these can also be grafted from trees already producing nuts.....
My father in law grafts trees. I have been picking his brain and watching when I can to learn it.
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believe it or not, my grandmother use to boil up polk salad and she liked that stuff! i couldn't even stand the smell of it cooking. polk salad is one green that i can do without. i don't really care for spinach either, but will eat it long before i'll eat polk salad!
My wife's grandmother loves it. I've tried to acquire a taste for it and I will eat it if I"m good and hungry but I can not say I have nver looked forward to it..heh
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You could just get a ton of Spam. That stuff will out last man kind. It is the Kripton of food.

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You could just get a ton of Spam. That stuff will out last man kind. It is the Kripton of food.
Man I love that stuff, potato and spam stew with really good smoke sausage thrown in.... And people around here use it for catfish bait. Or another favorite is spam and eggs.....Hawaii is probably the largest consumer of Spam......
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Any of you guys have the beef heart tomato seeds, i haven't been able to find them any where......
http://www.tomatogrowers.com/Oxhearts/products/5/
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