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21/09/2013 at 14:20
how do you collect and store tomato and runner been seeds?
21/09/2013 at 23:57

Try googling - The Real Seed Catalogue. It has a section on seed saving. Toms and runner beans are both listed. Toms are suprisingly easy to save. Runners are too if you have some over ripe pods on your plants.

24/09/2013 at 20:32
I have saved and grown quite successfully from pepper and chilli seeds. hope that helps Watsure1
16/01/2015 at 06:18

I have saved a number of seed pods from my sweet peas.  Can I open the pods and shake the seeds directly on the ground as would have happened naturally or do I really need to propagate them indoors?

16/01/2015 at 06:28

If you don't want to raise your sweet peas indoors you can sow seed direct into the ground in April - I find it best to construct a wigwam of canes or other supports and then sow two seeds to each upright.  Pinch the tips out when they have three sets of leaves. 

Starting them off indoors will result in an earlier flowering.

01/02/2016 at 08:21

hi watsure1 yes you can save seeds of most plants as long as they are not hi brids or grafted as they can revert back  ( I save toms,sweet peas leeks chillis peppers some flowers geraneiums//trying begoniums/  daisys I try and experiment with a few things  hope it helps  michael

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