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Midway through tomato seed-saving

Tomato seed-saving

When I place them out in the heat of the porch, it doesn't take long for tomato seeds to begin to mold...and that's a good thing! I'll wait until the film of fungus is a bit more intense than is shown in the photo on the right, then I'll swish the seeds apart from their gelatinous casing. A few days drying on a plate and the seeds will be ready to be packed away for next year's garden.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I'm curious why is the fungi film o the seeds beneficial for them. Just some keywords so I could google for more.

Good luck with packing and moving

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