As I was picking tomatoes earlier this summer, I came across a funny looking fruit that definitely was not one of the varieties I had planted. Ever on the lookout for something new, I decided I’d save the seeds, replant them next year, and see what happens. Who knows? Maybe I accidentally cross-bred some new variety that they’ll name after me someday.
With most plants, you just let the fruiting/flowering part mature and you can generally just pull out your bean or pepper or squash or whatever seeds. Tomatoes, because of all that jelly-goop-stuff, need a little more work, but nothing that you can’t do. To easily save tomato seeds, you’ll just need a jar and a couple days – the key is fermentation!