Given the 650+ varieties of vegetables Henry grows, seed-saving is not something we have time for. But when the seed companies stop carrying a variety that Henry loves, we have no choice.
So one of my happy tasks the past few days has been to make my way through a big, delicious, yellow-fleshed melon known as AU Golden Producer, set the seeds aside, rinse them, and put them on a napkin to dry.
Then I'll put them in an envelope, label it with the variety and date, and give it to Henry to plant next year.
And so the wonderful cycle of planting and reaping continues.