Harvest the head, the leaves had all turned yellow, the black had white stripes on them, where full and plump in feel..
rub the seeds out, take care because the faster you go and more mess you make the more you will need to clean them later, they come out pretty fast once you get the swing of it..
Raw seeds, now they need to either be soaked over night in salt water or simmered on the stove in salt water or if you want unsalted, you can move right onto wash, rinse and into the roasting stage.
Into the oven for 40 min at 300 give or take, stir at least once at the mid mark, cool, and enjoy or if you need that extra salt punch, a tiny bit of oil and a sprinkle of salt over them fresh and hot out of the oven, let cool and enjoy! Store in a airtight glass jar ideally.
As these were simmered, I really didn`t find I needed any extra salt on them after roasting..
Don`t they look just yummy, now I must have a feast! of a yummy home grown 0 mile Splits!