Guest post by Ariane Khachatourians
Melon season has brought to me a new hobby: seed saving. I know it may surprising, but this has never been a priority for me… This year, however, was different, because over the course of the past month, I have eaten some of the best melons of my life–all organic varieties you never see at the supermarket. So, under the superb guidance of Gayla’s fabulous book, I decided to try my hand at saving some of the seeds from these melons for next year.
I saved the seeds from three melons: a small round orange fleshed watermelon,
a medium long pink watermelon, and a medium galia melon (two packets) which is a honeydew canteloupe hybrid (both of which I neglected to photograph…oops).
Rinsed off the seeds:
Let them dry on some tea towels, cause I didn’t have mesh or newspaper on hand:
Then packed them into cute little packets made from the patterns in Gayla’s book!
And voila! Cute seed packets to admire all winter long, and seeds for yummy melons to plant in the summer. What else could a gal ask for?