Saving tomato seeds involves squeezing out a tomato, removing any green seeds and allowing the brown seeds to ferment for three to five days. Dry out fermented tomato seeds for next season with help from an professional gardener in this free video on growing from seeds.
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Hi, I'm Ali Reynolds with Ali's Organics. We're going to learn how to save tomato seeds. First thing you want to know about saving tomato seeds is you want to make sure that you have a tomato that picked off of a very healthy vine. You don't want to pick one off that has a disease or anything, and then you'll also want to have a tomato that is healthy also. First thing you're going to do is just cut the top off of your tomato. And then you're going to want to just squeeze it. You just going to want to squeeze the tomato and get out all of the seeds. You'll end up with all of the, the seeds in here; some, some liquid in here and you'll notice that sometimes you'll have some green seeds and you'll have some brown seeds. All of these are brown seeds, so they're all good. If they're green seeds; they're, you need to discard them because they will not germinate. We want to add some water to this about, about that much and then you're going to let this just sit for three to five days so that it has a fermentation process on it going. Then, when you have the end of the three to five days; this one's actually three days; they'll start to get the mold look on the top here and sometimes if you go into the five days you'll even get more of a film. That's okay. This is what you want to look for. And when you have it to this point, you're going to want to strain out. So, we're just going to pour it into a strainer; strain it out and then we're going to rinse it. We want to rinse all of that gelatinous fluid out of here. There's our seeds and then we're just going to want to pop them out onto a, a paper towel; spread them out and let them dry. Once they've dried, you want to put them into a envelope to keep them dry with no moisture and then you're ready to plant for the next season.