HEY GUYS IT’S BRETT AT BROUSSARD HOMESTEAD TODAY WE’RE GOING TO BE SAVING OKRA SEED AND WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW WE DO THAT THIS IS THE POD THAT’S READY THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE A MONTH AGO I LIKE THIS ONE AND I’M GOING TO BEND IT DOWN THAT TELLS US TO LEAVE IT ALONE SO WE CAN COLLECT HE SEED TODAY NOW THAT IT’S DRY WE’RE GOING TO TAKE IT IT RATTLES THAT’S HOW WE KNOW IT’S READY NOW WE’RE GOING TO TAKE IT INSIDE AND PROCESS IT HERE WE ARE BACK IN THE KITCHEN I ACTUALLY FOUND 2 PODS TO SAVE SEED FROM THIS ONE IS STILL A LITTLE GREEN. IT MIGHT NOT BE READY BUT WE’LL SEE ALL OF THESE SPOTS OPEN UP ON THE SPINES WHEN ITS DRY IF YOU LEAVE IT ON THE PLANT TOO LONG IT WILL OPEN AND DROP THE SEEDS ON THE GROUND SO WE WANT TO CATCH IT BEFORE THAT WE CAREFULLY OPEN THIS UP AND SEE THE DARK GREEN DRY SEEDS FALL RIGHT OUT I MAKE SURE TO OPEN UP ALL THE SECTIONS AND GET ALL THE SEEDS OUT SOME LIKE TO HIDE JUST FROM THIS ONE POD WE’RE GETTING PROBABLY ABOUT 40-50 SEEDS THAT ONE’S DONE AND CAN GO INTO THE COMPOST THESE SEEDS LOOK GOOD AND DRY TOO SOME ARE KIND OF SHRIVELED LIKE THIS ONE WE’LL CULL THOSE OUT WE TAKE ALL THE SEEDS OUT THEN GO THROUGH AND SAVE THE BEST ONES THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO IT AFTER GOING THROUGH THE SEEDS I REALIZED MOST OF THE SEEDS FROM THE SECOND POD WITH THE GREEN ON IT WERE NOT DRY ENOUGH SO THIS IS WHAT I’M LEFT WITH WE WILL COLLECT FROM 2 – 4 DOZEN PODS IN A SEASON AND WE’LL GET A FEW THOUSAND SEEDS FOR THE NEXT YEAR’S PLANTING TO STORE THIS I TAKE A QUART ZIPLOCK I ADD A MOISTURE ABSORBER JUST IN CASE THERE’S ANY MOISTURE LEFT IN THOSE SEEDS THAT KEEPS THEM FRESH IN THE FREEZER THIS GOES IN THE FREEZER AND AS I GET MORE SEED I JUST ADD TO IT LAST YEAR WE TRIED STORING THEM ON THE SHELF AND THEY GERMINATED AND GREW BUT I DIDN’T FIND THEM AS VIGOROUS AS WHEN THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH A FREEZE AND THE FREEZER REPLICATES THAT SO I HOPE THIS VIDEO WAS HELPFUL AND WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME