Use the seeds from this year's Jack-o'lantern to grown next year's. Pumpkin seeds are a cinch to save.
Time Required: 30 minutes or less
- Cut your pumpkin open, and scoop all of the seeds into a colander.
- Run the colander under cold water to separate the pulp from the seeds.
- Once all of the pumpkin seeds are clean, place them on a paper towel-lined cookie sheet in a single layer.
- Let them dry for a week, turning them so they dry on both sides.
- Place the seeds in an envelope; label; and store in a cool, dry place until planting time.
- Unless you're planning on a huge garden, you'll probably end up with more seeds than you need. Roast your extras for a tasty treat
- For the best results, save seeds from heirloom pumpkins. This will ensure that you end up with pumpkins that look like the one you started with
What You Need:
- A pumpkin
- A knife
- A Spoon
- A colander
- Paper towels
- A cookie sheet