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Saving Tomato Seeds

You will save money by saving seeds from tomatoes you grew this year, rather than buying plants already started next spring. It is easy to do.

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  1. Select a good tomato. Cut it in half, and scrape out the seeds and pulp and put on a paper plate.
  2. Spread out the seeds and pulp evenly.
  3. Let dry.
  4. When dry, scrape off the seeds. Some dried pulp may come with it. That is OK. I found it was easiest to scrape with my fingernail.
  5. Put the scrapings on a paper napkin.
  6. Place the seeds in a resealable sandwich bag. Label and store in a cool place until you need them next year. I store mine in the refrigerator.

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September 12, 20161 found this helpful

You might get a lot of comments that the tomatoes from these seeds wont be as good as the originals. I say 'Sometimes yes, sometimes no. You wont know til you grow and taste them.

The absolute best tomatoes I ever grew were from seed saved from a grocery store tomato.

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September 12, 20160 found this helpful

I encourage everybody to try this! Tomatoes are healthy, versatile, fun, tasty. Do some cherry tomatoes, too.

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