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Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:30 am

how about a section on seed saving? unless I'm missing it somewhere. ---tom
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:36 am

Maybe that could be added to the forum Seed Starting, either under a separate topic or possibly added to the header making it "Seed Starting and Saving"? And towards the bottom of the board index, there is a forum for posting suggestions. The moderators would be more likely to work on your suggestion there, after all the smoke clears from starting this site.
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:11 pm

didn't see that down there. lol
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:45 pm

encore wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:30 am
how about a section on seed saving? unless I'm missing it somewhere. ---tom
Good Idea!! How's this?
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3 ways to save tomato seeds

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Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:08 pm

Hope I can share this with everyone whilst I was researching ways to save tomato seeds early this year.

Hope it won´t be too controversial.

Karen´s current status - tomato nutcase :D

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Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:08 pm

TheDante wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:08 pm
Hope I can share this with everyone whilst I was researching ways to save tomato seeds early this year.

Hope it won´t be too controversial.

Good info, thanks!!
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:22 pm

Thank you. A very nice video.
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:04 pm

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s321/sh/ ... 9e40496406

Published/copyrighted but feel free to print it out!
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:47 pm

Container Ted made this nice tutorial for saving tomato seeds.

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/A_Be ... rmentation
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:54 am

I guess this is the right place to post this...? It's a fascinating story, methinks; I'm working on a way to send him some $$$...!

https://downeast.com/land-wildlife/rare-heirloom-seeds/
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Thu May 21, 2020 4:06 pm

I save the seeds on a labeled paper plate.
Baggie method with added dirt to germinate.
Seeds pop up in clumps just like in nature.
Survival of the fittest when it comes time to transplant.
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Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:03 pm

Shows how to save the seed from fruit but not how its saved long term , like in the Frdge , Freezer , in an Envelope etc .. Whats the best method for long term storage of your seeds ??..
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Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:19 pm

Most of us use an envelope, baggie or small vial left at room temperature. Freezing them is not recommended because if there is any moisture left in your seed the seed may crack.

I myself use plastic bags and seed that I saved 12 years ago still has great germination for me.
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Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:25 pm

I use the oxyclean method. A tablespoon of oxy to a cup of water/squeezed out seed gel. Then it sits for about 30 to 45 minutes. I have forgotten jars and left them overnight and the seeds were fine. Then blast in a strainer with a kitchen sink sprayer, paper towel bottom of strainer and tap out seeds on a piece of wax paper, which then gets set in a cabinet to dry.
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Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:50 am

Oxyclean ??, we have a product here which i purchased to try for stain removal with Sodium Percarbonate 28% though not sure how much the Oxyclean has ??..
Have been Fermenting my seed but previouse read where one uses the Oxyclean made me purchase some of what i mentioned and yes if you add one or two Tbspoons of the stuff to a cup of water and leave with the seeds in bottom of cup and then was in a strainer with you hose attatchement in Spray Mode it does clean up the seeds nicely , what i would like to know is that with the Fermentation method seeds are supposed to have any diseases or such cleaned . Same happen with the Oxyclean method ??..
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Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:23 pm

There is no research on the matter, because trisodium phosphate, tsp, is the industry standard seed treatment chemical. But both tsp and oxyclean, and probably whatever you have, are mild oxidizers that form hydrogen peroxide when exposed to organic matter. The bubbles you see come from that reaction.

Personally, I think peroxide kills anything we think of as bad on a microscopic level. Nothing on the outside of a seed coat is going to survive. Having said that, there are a few viruses that affect tomatoes, and there could be viral matter inside the seed that the oxidation can't reach. Therefore a hot water bath would be a logical final step if disease prevention is a top priority. An immersion cooker can be used in a pot of water to hold it to an exact temperature.
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