Saturday, January 05, 2008

Seed Saving: Tomatoes

Squeeze out all the tomato seeds into a container and let it sit there for a couple of days. The fungus that appears on top of the mixture eats the gelatinous coat that surrounds the seeds that prevents germination. This also helps produce antibiotics that help control seed-borne diseases such as bacterial spot, canker and speck.
Pour the seeds in a strainer and wash it well with water.
Let the excess water drip out.
Pour it into a flat container such as this clear plastic I used. You can also use paper towels or newspapers.
Spread the seeds out evenly and let it dry under the sun for a couple of days.
This is how the seeds look like after two days of drying.
Break the lumpy ones apart.

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