WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SEED EXTRACTION?
Seed Extraction is a simple process which you can do it in your home by your own.
Many are interested in Vegetable Gardening now a days. In a Garden “Seed” plays an important role. It may be a tiny things but creates huge impact in Gardening and Yield.
All are buying seeds from outside now a days. Aren’t you aware of treated seeds? Hey common, No need to worry, these treatments are just to avoid pest and disease problem from seedling stage/ young stage. Also some treatments will be with micro-organisms just to improve the growth of plants and yield in a better way.
You can extract your seeds by your own.
Want to know How?
You will observe fruit development right? And all fruits are edible only when they ripe. But these vegetables are edible only when they are matured but not in ripened state. As you have observed fruit ripening, In the same way if you keep the vegetables as it is in the plant without harvest, they also ripe.
Almost all the vegetables turn Yellow when they ripe. And here we are going to give you some information on “Seed extraction in Bitter Gourd”.
When your Bitter gourd ripens, it turns yellow and then if you press mildly the ripened vegetable will split open and you will observe beautiful red seeds of Bitter Gourd. Extract them by using your hands and allow them to dry in partial sunlight, so that the seeds can maintain minimum amount of moisture in it.
Moisture maintenance also matters as it allows fungal growth in your seeds and also loss of seeds by pest attack. So maintain a moisture level of 10-12% and then use them for planting. If you are not sowing them, pack them and store them in a tight container.