If youíve still got tomatoes in your field and you know they arenít hybrids, thereís still time for #seedsavingformarketgrowers
The process is simple
- Scoop out the tomato insides into a container.
- Let ferment for 2-6 days. Itís time to stop when the seeds precipitate to the bottom of the jar. (Read How Long Should You Ferment Tomato†Seeds?)
- Decant the jar – that means fill it up with water and pour off the floating bits. Repeat until there is only clean tomato seed.
- Capture tomato seeds in a colander.
- Dry seeds for 1-2 weeks and then put in an envelope. Make sure to write the name and the year you saved the seeds!
- Plant next year!
P.s. The smell of fermenting tomatoes is not actually delicious but after years of saving tomato seeds, it does have a nice familiarity to it.