Collecting tomato seeds

Rajani venu By Rajani venu, 23rd Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I have gone through a lot of pages saying how to grow tomatoes and many recipes..but here I would like to say how to collect tomato seeds for sowing and growing....

The method of harvesting and collecting tomato seeds

You can very well purchase ripened tomatoes from the market , use the outer portions, take out the inner portion and seeds and try your luck by sowing them some times it works and pay you results but not always...and in your kitchen garden over ripened tomatoes may fall and rot on the ground. I have even tried sowing such seeds. But cannot be sure..lady luck should favour you...but you can increase the chance of germination by fermentation method which is very easy....

How to germinate:-

Open the fruit, scoop out the gel and seeds and remaining can be used for cooking. More than separating the seeds remove the pulp and put it in a glass jar, fill enough water and stir it well. The lid of the jar should not be very tightly closed as you have to leave some space for airflow. Leave it for two days....a frothy white layer will be formed and will have a sour smell.

Now separating the seeds....

Now pour the excess water , you can see the bad seeds getting out with the filmy layers....always bad seeds will float and the good seeds will remain at the bottom. Clean and separate the seeds carefully with a mesh and sieve them under running water. Spread them on a tissue paper so that the excess water will be absorbed. After a while nicely spread them in a glass or metal plate because if you dry them on a paper they will stick to that and that may damage the seeds. Keep it on your window pane where sun rays fall. Once it's dried completely , transfer them to a labeled glass jar and don't forget to put the date. Start sowing and growing tomatoes in your kitchen garden.


Fermentation, Sowing, Tomato Seeds And Glass Jar

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I am basically a musician interested in many things like DIY, art and craft, costume designing (esp sari blouse designing) Jewelry designing and cooking

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author avatar madathil mhanian
27th Sep 2014 (#)

madam, very good one which can be followed even those who are in the city. very good, systematic flow of words. i like you style of presenting as well. madathil mhanian.

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