i've got a few pumpkins i grew and one conetticut field i bought, and i wanted to save the seeds to plant next year. i've got the seeds cleaned as well as i could and spread out in the sun to dry. i'm guessing that's all i really need to do, but i did the same thing last year and none of them germinated this year. any secrets you know of?
also, what about okra seeds? i left a bunch of pods on the stalks until they got pretty big, and i've been drying them whole in the sun. anything special with them?