Saving seed and viability

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Deborah1

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Saving seed and viability
« on: October 01, 2018, 13:15 »
Hello. I've some heads of a particularly good lettuce that I've left to go to seed in the hope of getting some fresh for sowing next year.

They've flowered and are now opening out like dandelions and I've been picking the off as they do. But does anyone know how I can tell if they are viable or not?
I don't want to be wasting my time sowing them next Spring if they're no good!

Thanks for any advice

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Re: Saving seed and viability
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 16:36 »
You could sow a pinch, indoors somewhere warm just to check germination - but self-saved seeds are usually viable  :)
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