The seeds were dried in the sunshine and then packed into a sheet of paper kitchen towel, which was folded into a Beechams style packet to hold the precious seeds. The paper towel was labeled with felt tip pen and then each 'seed packet' was stored in a dry and airtight container until required.
One of the easiest ways to germinate seeds is the damp paper towel method. Simply,
- Dampen the paper towel with luke warm water
- Sprinkle the seed sparingly over the surface.
- Fold up the paper towel
- Place the towel into a plastic bag or container
- Place the container in a warm but not a hot environment
- Check after 48 hours for germination
- Plant seedlings into a seed/potting compost
The transparent containers have also been useful for storing soft fruit like my mulberries in the deep freeze.
If there is a downside it is that we shall have to eat more muffins.