I want to apologize for not posting for so long, normally I would never let weeks go by between posts, but I do have a good reason.....I was in the hospital for a few days. If you have ever been in the hospital, you know how fun it is. NOT! It has taken a while, but I am now on the road to recovery, and back to the blog! I have some great ideas for posts for the rest of the summer, so stay tuned! Now, on to how to save tomato seeds!
1. Start out with a very ripe tomato, in other words, let it grow for a bit longer than you normally would before picking it.
2. Cut the tomato in half and take a teaspoon and scoop out the insides, goop and all. Do not try to separate out the seeds.
3. Dump the insides of the tomato in a glass jar and add about an inch of water.
4. Set the jar on your counter and shake the mixture a few times a day.
5. When the seeds all sink to the bottom (should take less than a week) scoop the goop, that will still be floating, off the top and rinse the remaining seeds thoroughly.
6. Place the seeds on a paper towel, and let them dry. This should take about two weeks.
7. When fully dry, place in a paper envelope and the type of seed and the date.
Harvesting tomato seeds from your homegrown tomatoes is an easy way to know for sure that you have healthy, non GMO seeds to plant in your garden in the spring. It will also save you a few bucks as well as contribute to the goal of self sustainability.
Have a great week!
One Pot Tomato, Cheese and Basil Pasta Dinner