How to save Tomato seed to grow next year

Equipment required:

Ripe tomato
Sharp knife
Chopping board
Kitchen towel
Non-Stick baking paper
Paper envelope


Step 1:

Using a clean knife cut your tomato in half through the stalk on to a chopping board.

Step 2:

Scoop the seeds from each half into a sieve and using a piece of kitchen towel rub the seeds until they come out of their jelly like sacs.

Step 3:

Spread the clean seeds out on to a sheet of non-stick baking paper labelled with the type of tomato and allow to dry overnight.

Step 4:

Once dry, loosen the seed from the paper and by folding the paper into a funnel, transfer the seed into an envelope labelled with the name of the tomato.  Store in a cool dry place over winter.

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