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    So folks. It's that time of year when those of us that avidly save our seeds will be frantically looking for containers to put tomato seeds in to ferment for 3 days.

    Just a little hint when saving from toms when you still want to use the actual tomato.

    Cut a cross in the stem end, nice and deep, with a sharp knife. Get your little jar ready and squeeze the seeds out - a knife is useful to scrape any hangers on into your jar. Then, just continue to use the tomato. It is so much easier than cutting the tomato up and scraping the seeds out.

    And for those that have never done it before, or who want to see how easy it can be - here's a little linkie to a free resource that I helped write, and took photos for.

    http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/pdfs...in-Schools.pdf
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    I've found that clean empty spice jars do the job perfikly .......
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    Sorry to lower the tone, but youngest daughter is pregnant and the little plastic jars that she gets given for weewee samples are ideal.
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    nope ........I'll stick with the spice jars , don't want any grandkids just yet
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    Any container will do.


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    but some need a bigger container than others
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    those plastic strip containers for diabetes testing are going to come in handy this year

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    Zazen,

    Thanks so much for the link - really useful and a brilliant resource
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