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bushel gourd seed harvesting/drying

Posted by ilazria 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 4, 09 at 10:15

I'm attempting to harvest some seeds from my bushel gourds. I thought I was supposed to let them dry in the gourd, then harvest when the gourd was dry. I'm enountering a couple of possible problems. The gourd was still slightly damp when I drilled a hole in it. The seeds are damp, and brown. Are they viable? If so, what do I do to finish drying them? I have a gourd that's barely begun drying. Should I sacrifice one and harvest the seeds that way?


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RE: bushel gourd seed harvesting/drying

Try drying the seeds, if they mold toss. I usually don't harvest my gourd seeds till spring. just to make sure everything is thoroughly dry.
Good luck.
Lisa


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RE: bushel gourd seed harvesting/drying

Thanks!


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