Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Saving Tomato Seeds - Brooklyn Seed Swap

Since I've been growing a bunch of different kinds of heirloom tomatoes, I've been saving the seeds for next year's garden.  With tomatoes like this Paul Robeson heirloom, how can I not save the sees to this beauty?
I've been using the ferment method for collecting tomato seeds.  Two great resources for reading about tomato seed saving can be found here.
I know I'll have extra seeds to share, so I've been packaging them for an upcoming seed swapping event in Brooklyn.  The seed swap is being hosted by the  Revel Gardener and details about the event can be found here.  For all your local gardeners, this should be a really fun event.  It's being held on September 17, from 3-6pm.  At the event there will also be a garden pot luck and some garden speakers.  If you are interested in coming, definitely RSVP with the Revel Gardener


  1. I save all my tomato seeds too, using the ferment method. Occasionally I will clean them with comet cleanser, too, if I'm not sure they fermented long enough. It will also remove all the pulp, doing the job that fermenting does.

    I find that they stick like glue to any paper, so I have started using pieces of curtain sheers for drying most of my seed. It works great and they can just be scraped off without little bits of paper glued to them.

  2. I wish we had a seed swap in my area ... maybe I need to be the one to start one!

  3. Yes, that is a pretty tomato! I'm not organized enough to save tomato seeds. I have had an oxeheart self sow a plant. It didn't happen last year, though.


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