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    Shall I tell you??

    Paulie's seeds had germinated last night, the scraped ones this morning.
    When they're a little more advanced I'll take a photo, at the moment you'd need a magnifying glass!!

    I was surprised that there was so little difference in germination times. I'll keep growing them, side by side, and see how they develop.

    Try it with your next tomato and keep me company.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie View Post
    I've heard it said that you can produce seedlings simply by covering a slice of tomato with compost. I've never tried it myself, and I always understood that the gel coating on tomato seeds inhibited germination - hence the need to ferment the seeds in water to remove the coating. So it'll be interesting to see how the experiment goes...
    Last year I accidentally trod on a fallen tom in my GH thought I'd picked it all up but a week or so later I had a forest of toms seedlings it was late in the season so i didn't bother potting any on.
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    Vc I now have the urge to sow freshly scooped out tomatoe seeds, or a slice, Im trying to resist
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    Here they are now - scraped on the left, Paulie's on the right.

    Look how many grew from one little tomato!

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    I'll be potting them up and planting a couple of each, side by side in the GH.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
    @realveggiechicken

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    They look great and a decent size too, Ive got some tomatoe volunteers up from last year, but they are much smaller. Your tomatoe plants are really going for it

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