Growing open pollinated/heirloom plants and saving seeds is great for the pocket book. Not to mention it helps preserve traditional varieties and give your family non GMO produce.
Saving tomato seeds is a little different from other plants, but it’s so easy! Simply cut your tomato in half and squeeze out the seeds into a jar. Once your seeds are finished add a few tablespoons of water to the jar. Place a coffee filter over the top and secure with a rubber band. Let this sit in a warm place for 3 to 5 days. It works faster in hot weather. Once done, skim the scum off the top and pour the seeds into a fine mesh strainer. Rinse them well and spread out on a dry coffee filter. Leave them for a day or two, then scrap them off and onto another dry filter. Let them sit for a week or two, to fully dry. Then package into paper envelopes and store in a cool place. If you would like to keep them in jars or plastic baggies make sure they are VERY dry so they don’t start to mold.