Do pumpkin/squash seeds need to dry before planting?

milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)June 10, 2011

I wasn't going to do a lot of gardening this year, but the soil beckons me.

I still have the one Warsaw Buff that I grew last year and it is in perfect shape. I was trying to see how long it would store, but I have already found out that it is AMAZING! It's June 10th and it's been stored in a box in my kitchen this whole time. Nothing else lasted even close to this long.

So now I'm going to cut it open and I want to plant the seeds. Do I need to let them dry first, or can I just put them directly in the ground?

Even though it's hot now I'm gonna bake it and see how it tastes. If the seeds look as if they bred true, then I can share some next year.

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I just cut open a huge Costata Romanesque Zucchini that had been sitting outside in the sun and weather for about eight months without rotting, and there were several seeds starting to sprout right inside the squash, where it was still moist. So I guess the answer in they don't have to dry out first.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 6:16PM
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