One of the things we tried last year for the first time was saving seeds. We had seeds left from the ones we bought last year. I have read that seeds lose germination rate as they get older so before I waste time and space planting them. This seems like a really easy way to test them.
Just put your seeds in between a paper towel and wet it. Put it in a jar, seal it and put it somewhere warm. Hopefully in a couple days they will start sprouting! I'll let you know how it goes.