Save vegetable seeds and save money on next season's seed catalog order!
PHOTO: RICHARD KING
Even children can have fun saving vegetable seeds. Uper left: The king family's lakefront garden.
Squash and cantaloupe are among nature's most bountiful — and dependable — seed-producers.
Why not do as Richard King does and put up a good supply of seeds for next year, right along with your canned goods?
Pick fleshy vegetables such as squash when they are fully ripe. Then scoop out their seeds and spread them to dry in a well-ventilated place.
This chart gives an idea of the minimum length of time properly stored seeds will remain viable.
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