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Rinsing tomato seeds

Rinsing tomato seeds

In hot summer weather, it only takes about three or four days for a full scum of fungus to form on top of fermenting tomato seeds. I scoop the scum off with my fingers, pour off the yucky water, rinse a couple of times with clean water, then let the seeds dry. Now we're ready for another year of no-cost tomatoes!

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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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Why do you allow fungus to grow on tomato seeds then wash them off? Wouldn't just drying them and then putting them somewhere where they won't get wet be just as good?
Comment by Nayan Tue Aug 1 06:28:22 2017

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