Have you ever wondered “How do I separate those tiny seeds from the chaff?” It’s not hard and shouldn’t cost you a dime to remove all those tiny seeds!
- Take a used plastic container form your recycling bin. I used an old dried Parmesan cheese container. Remove the top.
- Find a second plastic container that fits the top of the first container. I used an individually portioned applesauce container.
- Poke holes in the bottom slightly larger than the seeds you want to extract. If you have more than one size of seed you can make different sized holes in different containers to fit the seed. Don’t make the holes too small or the seeds won’t come through. Conversely don’t make the holes too big or you will get too much chaff sneaking out the holes. A few small bits of chaff will probably come through anyway but can be removed easily with your fingers afterward.
- Place the seeds, chaff and all, into the first container and shake it up (put the top back on first) to break up the chaff.
- Place the second container on the first and shake onto a piece of paper.
And there you have extracted seeds ready for saving in a method of your choice!
|Seeds from Salvia farinacea|