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October 6, 2012
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JoAnne Skelly: Saving seeds

Many gardeners are interested in saving seeds. Beginning seed savers may want to start with bean, pea, lettuce, pepper and tomato seeds for the best success.For beans and peas, let the pods dry brown on the vine before harvesting, about six weeks after the eating stage for beans and four weeks for peas. In case of frost, pull up the entire plant, including the roots, and hang it in a dry location until the pods are brown. Open the pods to remove the seeds.Seed heads form on lettuce when the weather gets hot. Wait about two to three weeks after …

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