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Growing tomatoes


We ate a beautiful tomato on a special day this year and I saved some seeds and out of the seeds this plant grew!

We now have two of these tomatoes which have just survived into autumn and just turning red.

I used two methods on the seeds and I imagine the easy method has a lower success rate but it didn’t seem to make a difference for me.

1. Easy Method

Scoop out some tomato seeds. Rinse and dry. Leave on plate on window sill or top of fridge until completely dry. Allow 2 weeks. Plant in damp compost!

2. Better Method

I’m told this method reduces tomato disease and thus a better germination rate from seeds.

Scoop out tomato seeds with jelly. Place in jar, add 1-2 tea spoons of water. Leave for mould to grow over seeds – around 1 to 2 weeks. Scrape off and wash mould from seeds. Then dry as Method 1. above.

If you want to increase your chances try 2. else if you have some good organic or heritage tomatoes, my bet is you’ll get at least a 25% hit rate from method 1.

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  1. wavemaker2 permalink
    2008/09/30 3:53 pm

    Thank’s for the tip… WE love Tomatoes.. til l8er

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