Tomatoes - harvesting, and saving seeds

We are now harvesting tomatoes and our records show this is about a week earlier than in 2019. There is a good range of shapes, sizes and colours as shown in the slide show below (and that is just a selection).
Tomatoes are easy to save seed from because if they are ripe enough to eat, then the seed will be ripe enough to germinate. So you can pick a tomato, slice it, remove a few seeds and then eat it! We arrange the seeds on pieces of toilet paper, suitably distanced and with the variety written on the paper. Ideally, collect  tomatoes from a number of different plants. When it comes to sowing in the spring, then we cut off a strip with the number we want to germinate, lay the paper on a quarter tray of sowing compost and lightly cover it. There is no risk of the seeds being overcrowded, it is easy to assess germination percentage, and the paper is absorbed into the sowing compost and disappears.

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