How to save 120lbs of cucumber seed

The first episode of The Seed Growers Podcast episode 1 wraps up with Adrianna and Joelene of Empowered Flowers discussing how they grow 120 of cucumbers seed on a quarter acre

Here’s a summary of the steps:

  • Grow like a market crop
  • Harvest fruit when they are very mature
  • Pile fruit into a mountain
  • Extract seed with friends
  • Ferment cucumber seed for 48 to 72 hrs
  • Water winnow the seed
  • Dry seed on germination hot tables in the greenhouse
  • Protect the seed from rodents

Go and listen to the full episode to get all the details!


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The Seed Growers podcast is produced in part by No-Till Growers with the help of the show’s sponsors The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security and The Organic Seed Alliance

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