a similar process.
I had to complicate matters by Googling "saving tomato seeds" and reading all about fermenting the tomato seeds first, which isn't necessary, but helps to sort out the bad seeds, and is "good etiquette" if you're planning to trade seeds. I like the idea of simple, but the fermentation process intrigued me, and didn't seem like much more work.
1) I took my very ripe tomato and scooped out the seeds and put them in a jar with 1/4 cup of water.
3. I put the seeds on a paper plate to absorb some of the liquid and help them dry faster.
4. I put them in an air-tight container (a Ziploc) and stored in a cool dry place (the basement).
I'm going to do this with one of our Brandywine tomatoes now that they're finally looking healthy and ripe,
and our Black Cherry tomatoes,
Assuming that at least some of these seeds grow to be plants, we can invest in a few new varieties next year. Do you have a favorite tomato that you've grown? What else should we try?