John Duda wrote:I take my tomato seeds out of one of the seed cavities with a teaspoon and drop it on a paper towel. I may repeat this a few times. When I'm done I make a note of what tomato it is, and maybe a note about this particular tomato and the year date I'm saving the seed for. That's it I'm done. The seeds stick to the paper towel so you don't need an envelope. They'll stick there till next spring.
The reason for cleaning the seed is so that you can make a presentation for sale. A nice clean envelope with seeds that pour out. Seeds than can easily be weighed.
I find that my seed germinate better than store bought tomato seeds. You get used to peeling a seed off the paper towel. It becomes second nature. Much better than dumping an envelope into..... Oh no! all over the carpet. I think possibly the better germination rate is because I vine ripen my tomatoes. I do know that my seeds are bigger than another guys beefsteak tomato seeds. Also makes them easier to handle.