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Picking Mandarin

See seeds in above baggie.
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Mandarin picking
Mandarin picking
 
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Hi Joyce, can you please do one post for your submission with all the required photos in that post so that it's easier on the certifiers to figure out?  Thanks!
 
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Edge case submission
Saving seeds from my homegrown cucumbers, Hungarian Heart tomatoes, moon and stars watermelon, and calendula!
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Cucumber
Cucumber
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Hungarian Heart Tomato
Hungarian Heart Tomato
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Moon and Stars Watermelon
Moon and Stars Watermelon
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Calendula
Calendula
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Seeds of Calendula
Seeds of Calendula
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Seeds drying
Seeds drying
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Seeds going into packets - some the same that they came from!
Seeds going into packets - some the same that they came from!
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Note: Those cucumber seeds aren't ripe enough to save yet.  You need to let the fruit get really old and over-ripe for the seeds to develop enough to be "good".  Mind giving that a shot and posting a new pic for another cucumber in a month or two?

 
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Seed saving is awesome! My four example species are: potato onions, wheat, lettuce, and corn. Hopefully I'm showing off all the right stuff...I think I am.
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This bed was a checkerboard of yellow perennial potato onions and common red bulbing onions. I particularly want to get potato onions with red genetics. I'm saving seed from both plants, but keeping them seperate.
This bed was a checkerboard of yellow perennial potato onions and common red bulbing onions. I particularly want to get potato onions with red genetics. I'm saving seed from both plants, but keeping them seperate.
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I'm supposed to display each plant type with their seed. The previous picture does that, but this is more obvious.
I'm supposed to display each plant type with their seed. The previous picture does that, but this is more obvious.
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Young wheat.
Young wheat.
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Middle-aged wheat.
Middle-aged wheat.
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Old wheat.
Old wheat.
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Lettuce seeds are in the base of the flower, attached to the white fluff. I prefer they dry down so as to avoid the sticky latex, but I have to get them before the wind or the blue jays do.
Lettuce seeds are in the base of the flower, attached to the white fluff. I prefer they dry down so as to avoid the sticky latex, but I have to get them before the wind or the blue jays do.
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Young Corn.
Young Corn.
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Corn drying on the stalk that the crows haven't found yet.
Corn drying on the stalk that the crows haven't found yet.
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All four seeds in their labeled jars. (I have a lot more corn coming in from the field so I'll have to upgrade that to a big jar in the next few weeks.)
All four seeds in their labeled jars. (I have a lot more corn coming in from the field so I'll have to upgrade that to a big jar in the next few weeks.)
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Here is the 4th species, replacing the cucumber in this post: https://permies.com/wiki/30/122865/Seed-saving-PEP-BB-gardening#1304351

I saved some of my bush beans this fall, and put them back into the packet I bought them in - zero waste!
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Picture of the bean bush!
Picture of the bean bush!
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Beans harvested and dried
Beans harvested and dried
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Beans about to go back into the packet for 2022
Beans about to go back into the packet for 2022
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