Gardening

How To Save Radish Seeds

Hot weather can trigger radishes to bolt, so don’t worry if this happened to some of your radishes this year because, today I’m showing you how to save the seeds!

When a radish plant bolts the roots are no longer edible, 3 of my radishes bolted before I could pick them, so I decided that it would be a great thing to write about!

After the radish flowers start to fade away, you will see some tiny pods starting to form on your radish plants. You can eat the pods when they are young and green, but if you are interested in saving the seeds you’ll have to let them be.

Image from superseeds.com

Step 1:

The pods will dry up and turn brown, once this occurs take a pair of pruners, and cut off all of the pods and put them into a container.

Image from getbusygardening.com

Step 2:

Once you harvest the pods, bring them inside of your house to prepare the seeds for storage. For the best results you will want to open the pods, remove the seeds, and separate the seeds from the chaff(chaff is pieces of the pod and other debris).

Image from getbusygardening.com

To clean away the chaff spread everything out onto a flat surface. With your fingers remove all of the larger pieces of chaff, once the larger pieces have been removed, gently blow away all of the smaller, lighter pieces.

Step 3:

The next step is to completely dry out your seeds. Do this by placing them all out on a flat surface and letting them air dry for a week. If any moisture is left in the seeds when you store them, they could mold.

Step 4:

Finally, once all of your seeds are dry you can store them in either an envelope or a paper bag. The radish seeds should be viable for 5-6 years if they are stored in the proper conditions.

That’s all there is to it! Let me know if you have ever saved your own seeds before, because this is going to be a new thing for me. I’m excited to try it though because we learn by trying new things! Thanks for reading, and have a great rest of your day!

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2 thoughts on “How To Save Radish Seeds”

  1. Thats so funny that you posted about this!!! I was literally just saying a few days ago, “My radishes went to flower. I wish Briar would write about that on her blog so that I could harvest the seeds!” 🙂 Great post btw!!! So helpful!!

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