|Hold the tray up level with your mouth (not on a windy day!) and gently blow the chaff off the edge. This will remove the remaining plant dust and allow you to package up clean seed.|
|Once you have your seeds free of chaff, they are ready for measuring and packaging. Small self seal bags are ideal - use a teaspoon to measure the seeds evenly and remove the air. Adding a silica sachet or a few rice grains can help absorb moisture.|
Tip: Placing the seed packets into the freezer for a couple of days will ensure any weevils or other insects that have inadvertently been packaged in with the seeds, are destroyed so you can safely store them until you're ready to plant.
Have fun ... and come join us to share some seeds and learn more techniques.
By Anne Gibson