How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Saving heirloom tomato seeds brings back those memories of science classes. The seeds can't be just scooped out and dried, they need to be removed with all the slimy tomato guts and left to ferment. A little gross factor and lots of fun makes this a great project to do with kids.
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Step 1: pick out the very best tomatoes for seeds that will make the very best tomatoes.
Step 2: scoop the guts into a jar. Fill with 1/4 cup water and leave to ferment in a warm place.
Step 3: rinse off the seeds, dry and store for next spring.
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