As you know, I'm a complete novice gardener. Besides my experience of having planted a few things in pots and now watching them grow, I'm the Sgt. Schultz of gardening: I know nothing!
I finally made time after the gym this morning to save seeds from some fruit that Lissa kindly gave me. I now have seeds drying on some paper towel on the kitchen window sill. I've got a funky horned cucumber, a passionfruit, a jalapeno chilli, and a tiny red chilli.
I had no idea what I was doing, but I gave it a go anyway. I cut them open, in some cases washed away non-seed material in a tupperware container, and dried them using paper towel. I then spread them flat on more paper towel and they are air drying. Is this at least kind of right? I'm coming to the seedsaver's meeting at Beelarong, so I'm sure I'll learn more then...
Oh, and my garlic chives have finally sprouted! :-) My garlic shoots are getting taller, my spinach is slowly getting taller, I've got a couple of pots with flowers shooting up (I think I sowed too many... the soil is almost not visible anymore. Do I need to thin them out? It's just "Cottage flower mix" from Bunnings), I've got my midyims, and an eggplant from Lissa that's still going :-)
It's so nice to be out at dawn in the crisp air giving the plants a little drink while the dog bounds around yard doing his happy "I haven't seen you for 12 whole hours" dance :-)
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