You’ve planted tomatoes this year and they taste delicious and grew harmoniously? If you want to enjoy the same harvest next year must learn how to keep seeds from the current harvest.
It’s not difficult. Even amateurs can do this. Here are two simple techniques that you can call.
First, no matter which technique you choose you must pick some healthy and beautiful tomatoes. Extract the seeds with a teaspoon and place them in a bowl. You will notice that they are covered with pulp.
Place the seeds into a fine sieve and wash them very well until the pulp disappears. Then put the seeds in a bowl and cover them with water. Good seeds will remain at the bottom of the vessel while barren seeds will rise to the surface. Remove the ones from the surface and drain the water. Put the remaining seeds on a flat surface covered with paper and let them dry.
Put the seeds in a clean bowl and cover it with a napkin, so insects won’t come into the bowl. Seeds covered with pulp will ferment naturally. The entire fermentation process takes between 2 and 4 days. When you notice bubbles that rise to the surface means that the fermentation process is complete. Don’t extend the fermentation because the seeds will germinate! Remove the crust on the surface and drain the water. Put the remaining seeds on a flat surface covered with paper and let them dry.
After they dried completely, keep the seeds in paper bags and store them in a cool, dry place.
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