Completing the Cycle - Getting Seeds From Your Zucchini

Last night I thought I would try my hand at harvesting seeds from one of our jumbo zucchinis. The zucchini in question had turned woody and very soft in the middle so I thought I'd give it a go.

Step 1:

The first step is to get your zucchini and tools together. Below is my starting point:

Step 2:

Next we remove the pulpy core with the seeds:

Step 3:

This is the messiest part of the process. Basically what you do is gently pull apart the pulp and remove the seeds. It's not that difficult, however it can be very sticky. By the end of it you should end up with something like the below:

Step 4:

Now that you have your seeds, the last step is to put them in a sunny place so they can dry and you can bag em up for next year:

So we'll see if I did it right next year.

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