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bodger

Wlkinsons?

Karen's come home tonight with a dozen sweet pepper plants from Wilkinsons priced at 1.50p per three. I had them last year and did really well with them. They're not the biggest or the strongest plants you'll see but they should be OK again.
Christine

Blimey that's expensive. What's wrong with a packet of seeds and a tub of compost to bring on in the poly tunnel or greenhouse? 20 seeds for under 2.50 even at the expensive garden centre! They are dead easy to grow from seed.  
Gareth

Save a few seeds when you're slicing and dicing a pepper for dinner...... that's where all ours come from. One or two seeds from different Peppers on different days over a few weeks will ensure good, strong, healthy, unrelated growing stock.
sod

Gareth wrote:
Save a few seeds when you're slicing and dicing a pepper for dinner...... that's where all ours come from. One or two seeds from different Peppers on different days over a few weeks will ensure good, strong, healthy, unrelated growing stock.


Same here as with tomatoes that taste extra good plus most vegetables.
bodger

Plants in the garden centre are 1.25p each and the pepper seeds that we looked at last year, were expensive for not many seeds at all.
Digindeep

Never purchased any pepper seeds, as each type we use always save a few.
As Gareth suggested.
Save them in kitchen paper, fold the paper into an envelope type thing and mark ( say capsicum or whatever they are) and store until needed.

To be honest paying garden centre prices are almost prohibitive.

I also save seed from pumpkins, courgettes, squashes and so on.
In the case of courgettes allow one to grow to marrow size, then they develop seeds, wash the seed and store in kitchen paper.

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