I recently purchased seed saving screens from Anna at LovePlantLife. I’m quite excited as it’s going to make my life a little simpler and I’m going to multi-task it, as one of the screens is the perfect size for processing culinary herbs.
I’m going to use it on this occasion to process my lemon verbena seeds….
So it’s basically a cake tin with four different mesh dent sized bottoms.
One thing I quickly learned was that you should use a bowl that is bigger than the tin or else this happens….
(I can hear Anna chuckling from here)
Have two bowls at the ready because you may find you need to transfer your siftings to a smaller screen because seeds and crap have fallen through.
Workout what the aim is; crumble leaves and stems small enough to fall through the gaps so you’re left with seeds or have seeds fall through and the crap can be tossed from off the screen. Guess it depends on the seed and what they’re surrounded by.
You could just use the screen within a bowl..
but it might slip and everything goes into the bowl (if you’re rubbing) or fly (if you’re shaking). You could get your son to hold it for you if you’re rubbing vigorously within the tin, because it does have a tendency to slip around…or get a better bowl! (note to self)
All in all it was fun and easy to use and I’m lookung forward to using it more as we come up to seed saving time (and drying herbs time).