Thinking about your garden for next year? Be sure to save the seeds from heirloom plants you grow this year. Learn how to ferment tomato seeds.
Does your family love tomatoes? Did you have a great or okay crop this year? Thinking about your garden for next year? Well, look no further than the heirloom tomatoes you sowed this year. With this post on how to ferment heirloom tomato seeds from PreparednessMama.com, you will be able to save the seeds from the tomatoes you have now and continue reaping the benefits of them for years to come.
All you need is to go pick some of the ripest tomatoes that you currently have and follow this easy step by step procedure.
But why should you ferment your tomato seeds? PreparednessMama.com says that “Fermenting the seed is the preferred way to do it and if you are going to trade seeds, it’s good etiquette. You don’t absolutely have to ferment the seeds, but it does have advantages.
- It makes the seeds easier to separate from the gel
- It helps sort out bad seeds
- Fermenting reduces some seed-borne illnesses
Tomatoes have a germination inhibitor, which is made inactive through the fermenting process”
If you want to find a cheap and cost-effective way of prepping for your garden next year and have healthier produce, fermenting your tomato seeds is the way to go!