> In the future, try putting the gel containing the seeds (actually composed of > umbilical cords connecting the seeds to the ovary placenta) into a dirty sock. > Rinse it and squeeze it under a running faucet. Add some soap. > Continue until the goo be gone. The following day, roll up the car window on > the sock, hanging outside the window. It will air-dry as you drive. > > Leo Martin Sometimes winnowing slimy seed can be a challenge. I tried the tomato seed trick (let it ferment in water a few days) with Aronia to no avail. No matter what I did, the seed was too slimy to pick up. What would you do??? Well once I realized the seed was too slimy to pick up, I reached in the container and grabbed everything I could and threw it out. Over and over again - until only the seed was left. Milkweed and some asters and thistles can be winnowed by fluffing them up and tossing a lit match at them.