How to Harvest and Dry Seed
When you get to that point, you are ready to seperate the seed from the chaff! Crack open the pods into a bowl of water, allowing the seeds to drop to the bottom and the other bits to float to the top.
You might have to do this one or two times to get the seeds seperated, but it is easy work while you are waiting for the pasta water to boil on the stove. Once the seeds are sepererated, let them dry a little while longer until they rattle around freely in a glass jar. (I stick ours in our DIY dehydrator for a few hours).
- Grind your seeds for powdered spices (mustard, cumin, etc.)
- Dry them for planting NEXT year
- Dry them to use in a spice grinder as you cook
- Add them to pickling liquids, vinegars and flavored oils (like THESE!)