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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2011 04:54:36 AM »

It's not very complicated to save seeds.  I select the best tomato from the healthiest looking plant.  I scoop out the gelatinous seed goo from the middle, put it in a glass and add about a half cup of water.  That sits for a few days on my windowsill to ferment.  Then I rinse the seeds, spread them out on newspaper and leave them for about two weeks to dry completely.  They go into a small bag or tin and are stored in a cabinet (away from sunlight).  Some people store their seeds in the freezer but we've never tried it.  I'll post photos of our process later on this year when we've got tomatoes to save seeds from.
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2011 02:01:29 PM »

so beautiful! i am fully inspired. i am planting my tomato seeds today! thank you!
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2011 03:38:46 PM »

That's awesome!  I spent this morning potting mine up into their final containers and will probably start more seeds for our raised beds.  Enjoy your garden! 
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2011 09:59:29 PM »

Purple cherokee and we tried roma.. but not early enough, so they didn't really make it.. we replaced them with store bought. I will try harder next year.
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2011 04:28:35 PM »

Hey!  Just saw this - and (as I told you) tomatoes are about the only thing I ever grow I will definitely take some pointers.  Of course it would have been more timely if I'd been paying attention in February when you first posted...but we will see what the summer brings.  Wink  I am terribly jealous of your gardening skills!
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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2011 04:54:58 PM »

Thanks thisbird!  You could always look for heirloom tomato plants at your local nursery, and maybe Santa will bring you some seeds for next year's garden.   Wink
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2011 06:22:28 AM »

Missing Willow, thank you for sharing your method. This year I am growing some tomatoes from some seeds I harvested from last year...I will post some pix if they turn out ok.
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2011 06:29:25 AM »

Awesome, what variety did you save?  I'm going to post my seed saving method this summer when it's time to do it again. 
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2011 07:32:46 AM »

I saved Brandywine and another hybrid variety I can't remember what. I gave some to my Mom and hers are growing also. I will post some pix soon so you will know.
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