Cubit's Organic Living » How to: Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds
Saving your own tomato seeds is rather fun and has all sorts of benefits. Preserving heirloom seeds, ensuring a supply of your own favourites for next year, helping protect seed diversity, making a giant mess of stinky fermenting goo, it’s all there! It’s also pretty easy. As part of our seed selling business we save fairly large quantities of tomato seed but the process is the same whether you are saving from a pile of heirloom tomatoes or from a paticularily tasty one you just sliced up for lunch. First things first, you need to get your tomato seeds out of the tomato. You can slice them in half, in quarters, scoop some out of the one you’re eating or just use my preferred method: Squishing. Next the seed pulp is ready to be combined with water in a container. Make sure to label each variety as you go as tomato seeds all look very similar and the coloured pulp is going to break down. Place them out of direct sunlight and walk away for a few days. Now things will start to ferment.
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