How to save tomato seeds #Seeds
How to Select Your Tomatoes:
- Choose heirloom. Make sure you are NOT saving seeds from hybrid plants- you must find “open pollinated” seeds to save. (Hybrid plants will not produce consistent offspring, so saving seeds will not yield the same qualities as the parent tomato.)
- Choose beautiful, ripe tomatoes. You want to save seeds from tomatoes with the best traits. Choose ripe, nicely shaped tomatoes to save seeds from.
How to Save Tomato Seeds:
- Cut the tomato in half and squeeze or scoop the seeds and gel out into a glass jar.
- Add a 1/2 cup (or a little less) water to the seeds, put the lid on the jar, and let it ferment for 3 to 5 days somewhere out of direct sunlight. A layer of white mold will likely develop on top, but that’s okay.
- After fermentation, carefully remove the white, moldy film.
- Add some more water to the jar and shake gently or stir. The good seeds will sink to the bottom, so let it settle for a minute and then carefully pour off the floating seeds and remaining pulp. Repeat this process (adding water, shaking, pouring) until you have clean seeds.
- Remove as much water as possible from the seeds. Then lay the seeds flat on any of the following: a screen, a paper plate, or a flour sack/dish cloth.
- Store your seeds in an air tight container. Seeds will keep for years at room temperature, or for extra protection, you can store in the freezer.
Or you can just buy the seeds from HERE.