Thursday, August 7, 2014

My Tomatoes' Journey: Saving your Seeds - Part 15

If you've stayed with me this long on My Tomatoes' Journey, perhaps you are thinking that you'd like to grow tomato plants again next year. And perhaps you've already forgotten about all the setbacks and confidently think, "sure, I can do this next year". If that is the case, you may want to consider saving seeds from your plants this year to grow next year. Here's how to do it:



Take seeds from some of the first fruit you pick from your plants and let them dry out on a paper towel. You can use seeds from fruit picked later in the season, but I've been instructed (by a successful tomato growing friend) that it's best to use seeds from fruit early in the season. Apparently you'll have better success with your plants. 


Then, simply wrap those seeds in a dry sheet of paper towel, seal them in a plastic baggie, and label the baggie. 


Keep them in a cool, dry place until you're ready to plant next year. 

If you want to plant multiple varieties of tomato plants, be sure to keep seeds from each type of tomato plan you'd like to grow. Just be sure to keep those seeds separate by variety so you can easily identify them. 

Before you know it, February will be here, and it'll be time to begin this crazy process all over again!

Check out my other posts on My Tomatoes' Journey.