Thursday, 1 March 2018

Collecting seeds to exchange for cakes! 3 ideas...


ALL SEEDS MUST BE FROM ORGANIC PLANTS!! Plants which are not grown organically are sometimes sprayed with chemicals to stop them growing before we buy them from the supermarket, so we only want ORGANIC to make our project work!!

Easy:

Onions... We can grow more onions from the bottom of the onions you use in cooking! Just keep them in a dry place and bring us a few in exchange for a cake!!




Medium:

Apple/Orange/Lemon/Mandarin/Pumpkin/Pepper/Tomato and many more..


1. Collect the seeds from the fruit or veg

2. Spread the seeds out on a paper-lined tray or plate
3. Leave them in a dry place for a few days, (1 week better!!).
4. Store the dry seeds in a labeled envelope or dry glass jar in a cool, dry location
away from light.


Most fruit seeds remain viable for at least one year.

Difficult:

Harvest Strawberry Seeds

To harvest strawberry seeds from their fruits, place four or five berries and 1 quart of water in the pitcher of a blender. After covering the blender, run it on its lowest setting for 10 seconds. Discard any seeds that float to the surface, as they won't be viable, and pour the mixture of water and strawberry pulp through a strainer that has mesh that's fine enough to retain the seeds. Hold the strainer over a sink or place a container beneath it to catch the watery pulp. When the seeds are completely drained, spread them on paper towels and allow them to dry thoroughly.



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