Saving tomato seeds is easy. Here’s how to do it like a pro, on your kitchen counter.
This method of tomato seed saving is called the “fermentation” method. All you need to do is let the seeds sit and stew for a few days, which will rot off the jelly on their seed coats. Then you can rinse away the gunk and get lovely seeds that will germinate better than they would if you dried them right from the fruit.
I hoped that you had information on saving cucumber seed, I thought I saw a video, but…brain fog maybe…so, I saved a very ripe old yellow cucumber, and put the seeds in a jar, I thought 3 days, but, forgot them, 7 days, I don’t remember if the jar needed a secure lid, and I think I was to save the seeds that floated…in the beginning, many seeds floated, but by day 7, only about 10….so, I waited on my last vine, my last big old yellow cuke, and am trying it again…do you know if this is one way?? Thank you, I hope you can see this before my 3 days are up : ) thanks so much for all your advice, this years garden was much smaller, and I am trying to wait through all this heat to plant more…as I am not an okra eater! oh, also, should I put a shade cover over my fig trees for August??? The y are not looking very good, one small (3 foot) loosing leaves…thank you for your help…
I don’t soak them in water. I just cut open the overripe yellow fruits and rinse out the seeds in a colander, discarding any that look thin or shriveled, then dry the good ones on paper towels.