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    So this is a load of lettuce seed I saved today by placing the seeded lettuce plants in a bag and gently shaking them until just about everything that could fall off had fallen off.

    I noticed a lot of caterpillars and other insects which I picked out, but there is a lot of husk and fluff that needs sorting from seed.

    Any ideas on how I can get a clean exchange between seed and scurf without picking out all the individual bits ?
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  • #2
    Real seeds suggest shaking it through a sieve.
    How To Save Your Own Seed at Home
    A Chicken walks with small steps. Be more Chicken


    • #3
      Put a little in a deepish bowl give it a good shake and the seeds will go to the bottom, then blow gently across the top and the chaff will come off. Give another shake and do it again. You won’t get rid of all the chaff but most of it.
      Gardening requires a lot of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. Lou Erickson, critic and poet


      • #4
        Yep, shake and blow
        All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.


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