link to Home Page

icon Seed Pulp

I get a magazine called The Growing Edge. The magazine is all about hydroponics. A very good publication and available at Barnes and Noble. One tidbit for separating seeds from edible fruit such as pumpkin, watermelon, tomatoes, squash: Cut open the fruit and scoop out the seeds. They usually have a considerable amount of pulp clinging to them. Place the whole mass in a bowl or jar of water and allow it to sit at room temperature. Stir the mixture occasionally to prevent mold from forming. In 2 or 3 days, the pulp and lightweight non-viable seeds will float to the top of the bowl or jar and the viable seeds will stay at the bottom. Pour off the floating matter, then drain and rinse the good seeds. Lay out the seeds to dry for a week or two before storing them in the refrigerator.