How To Save Tomato Seeds

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Ideally when you live on a homestead you want to shy away from buying seeds annually. So I prefer to save most of my seeds and then plant them the following season. Today I thoought I would share how to save tomato seeds, for planting in your garden.

Saving your own seeds is perfect if you grow heirloom varieties. These are usually not available for sale and the only way to keep growing them is to save the seeds from the previous harvest. The seed saving process also helps you save money, which is usually very scarce if you are living off the land.

Saving Tomato Seeds

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • tomatoes
  • cloth towel
  • mason jar
  • envelope
  • marker
  • water
  • spoon
  • colander
  • air tight container

Start with your best tomatoes, they have the best seeds in terms of germination and genes. I carefully cut my tomatoes in half and the scoop the seeds and gel into the mason jar. The seeds are covered with a little water, before screwing on the lid and letting the jar sit for up to two weeks.

There should be a scum or mould on top of the jar when the seeds are now ready to be cleaned and dried. Pass them through a colander to clean them and the lay them out on a towel to dry. Once dry you can then place in envelopes and use a marker to label each one. I store my seeds in a large tin container, with a lid.

You can follow step by step instructions on the Chiots Run blog, here…

How To Save Tomato Seeds

You can watch the video below for a quick and easybway to save tomato seeds…


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