Knowledge from Olle Garden Bed: How to store pumpkin seeds for planting

Maybe this year you found the perfect pumpkin to make a jack's lantern, or maybe you planted an unusual heirloom pumpkin this year and hope to try growing it again next year. Preserving pumpkin seeds is easy. Growing pumpkin seeds with your favorite pumpkins also ensures that you can enjoy them again next year. The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.


Save pumpkin seeds


Remove the pulp and seeds from the inside of the pumpkin. Place it in a colander. Place the colander under running water. When water flows through the pulp, the seeds are picked from the pulp. Rinse them with running water like you do. Do not leave pumpkin pulp in non-tap water. There will be more seeds in the pumpkin than you can grow, so once you've rinsed a large number of seeds, look at them and choose the largest seeds. Three times as many pumpkin seeds are preserved as there will be plants planted next year. Larger seeds will have a better chance of germination. Place the rinsed seeds on a dry paper towel. Make sure they are spaced apart; Otherwise, the seeds will stick to each other. Store in a cool, dry place for a week. After the seeds are dry, store the pumpkin seeds in an envelope. Store pumpkin seeds properly to prepare them for next year's planting. Any seeds, pumpkins, or other things, are best stored if you keep them in a cold, dry place.


One of the best places to store pumpkin seeds for planting next year is in the refrigerator. Place the pumpkin seed envelope in a plastic container. Make several holes in the container lid to ensure that condensation does not accumulate inside. Place the container with the seeds on the back of the refrigerator.


Next year, when it's time to plant pumpkin seeds, your pumpkin seeds will be ready. Saving pumpkin seeds is a fun activity for the whole family, as even the smallest hands can help. And, after you have properly stored the pumpkin seeds for planting, kids can also help you plant seeds in the garden bed.