Preparation & Plants – Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds.

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Every Spring/Summer the garden beds are full of the previous year’s fallen tomatoes. These forgotten tomatoes self-seed and send up new sprouts by the dozens. Why then are tomato seeds so notoriously hard to save?

Tomato seeds are surrounded by a gelatinous sac that allows them to adhere to the garden soil for sprouting. This same gelatin works against growing the same seeds in pots. The gelatinous moisture is a perfect environment for disease to thrive in.

This year I decided to mimic nature and save the seeds without spending time, or dealing with the mess of fermentation.

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The steps I followed are explained in this short video.

For more information on different ways to save tomato seeds visit this link:
Saving Tomato Seeds