SW in IL Posted September 4, 2012 Share Posted September 4, 2012 I went to a demonstration/talk yesterday where the lady was talking about seed saving and used a tomato as an example. She talked of 2 ways to do it - 1 way was putting the tomato seeds in a jar with water, letting it get moldy on top, scraping off the mold, adding more water, etc. The other way was to lay the seeds out on a paper towel to dry. So, I decided to try it. I had a couple of heirloom tomatoes that I was using at dinner, so I pulled out the seeds and spread them on paper towels (3 types of tomatoes - 3 paper towels - description of each written on the paper towel). I do remember that she said if we don't do the jar with water, mold, etc. that only 60-70% of the seeds will sprout, but that the paper towel method was much simpler (and simple is good). But now, looking at them, I think I missed something. My seeds have all kinds of tomato gunk stuck to them. Some of them seem to have like a pouch around them. I don't remember if I was supposed to clean off the gunk (and, if so, how) or pick them out of their pouches (and, if so, how) or what I was supposed to do. Can someone please help? I'm really hoping to give these to my future father-in-law to plant in their garden next year and I don't want to screw it up (and look like even more of a city girl than I am). Thanks, Sue Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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