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Ron asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 2 months ago

how to start tomato seeds from a fresh tomato?

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  • 1 month ago

    I believe I heard a friend grew them from the seeds left on soaked cotton wool or paper towels, topping up the water as required.  When sprouted transplant the successful seedlings into cardboard egg boxes with potting mix.  When more established plant those seedlings direct into the soil and keep watered and protected from pests.  

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  • John
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    cut the tomato in 1/4' rings ,You will see the seeds inside the tomato ,lay the rings on top of the soil and cover it with soil about 1/4" on top of the rings .water it and wait till seeds germinate .After germinated seed grown tall about 2" ,separate the germination and plant it in larger pots each separately.You need to add fertilizer (10-10-10) 1 tbs for each cube feet soil and repeat that every mount .As they grown taller you should support the main branch with a string and let them claim on the strings .During this time you should trim the bottom leaves and sucker shoots (it grown between two branches (between main branch and side branch) .they need planty of the sun light and good watering (Do not over water the plant).To keep the soil moist in summer cover the top soil with muss or wood chips .     

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Won't happen with many store bought tomatoes.   The fruits are picked green so the seeds have not got all the instructions in it(like DNA coding) so it does not know what to do.   

    .   This is part of the storage system.  Fruit is picked early and put to "sleep" to be transported a long distance to sit on a grocery shelf without naturally ripening and rotting.

    They do this with Apples, potatoes, and many other fruits and veges...for longer shelf life without it going "bad and rotting on the shelf"  Potato eyes are waxed over which puts the potato out of commission...as the eyes are where the new plant starts from.  If the eyes are waxed over then the potato never sprouts (or gets that long 2 inch white stalk which is the potato starting to grow. Big grocery store chains get waxed potatoes.(so not good for growing)

    How they make the tomatoes sleep(to last longer on the shelf) I am not certain.

    I have tried it with Kiwi. and many of those seeds are asleep and only a few may grow, but they are very weak plants.   It takes a long time and lots of planting to see if anything will even sprout.  I do it in moist paper like growing a bean seed. Most time it goes moldy first, which is not normal.

    You almost have to score the fruit out of the field BEFORE IT HITS THE PACKING HOUSES and gets processed.

    It really depends on the supplier of the fruit.  If it is a small time grower to a small time grocer, then the chances of the food being put to "sleep" to travel a thousand miles to the store is less likely.

    The food producers are trying to make it so that the fruit you buy can not reproduce.  You have to pay extra for the seed...that does produce a viable plant to produce your own food.

    Blame Monsanto for their wanting to control the production of food. Their need to control GMO's

    Your best chance to grow tomatoes is to buy the 4 starter plants and grow them at home.  They will produce a crop.  2nd generation - I have not tried as it is easier to get the small plant and start with that then with the tiny seed.

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  • 1 month ago

    Planting tomato seeds from fresh tomatoes requires the same gardening method as planting tomato seeds from a package. After removing the tomato seeds, give the seeds a quick rinse to remove any tomato juice from the seed. The tomato seeds are ready for gardening and should be planted within seven days of removal to prevent the seeds from contamination.

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  • 1 month ago

    Slice the tomato and PLANT the whole slice under about 1/4 inch of potting soil, then keep moist and in a place for them to germinate then transplant them and start giving them sun but not to hot as they start to get use to it.

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  • 1 month ago

    Most store bought vegetables are treated so their seeds do not produce productive plants.  The seeds will grow into plants, but the plants won't grow any vegetables.  Organic vegetables will usually have seeds that can be used for good plants.

    The best thing you can do, if you are a beginner, is buy seedlings from your local stores when you are realy to plant.  

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  • 1 month ago

    Just give the pull-cord a good yank and the seeds should start in no time. You can eat the tomato afterwards.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Grow Tomatoes From Store Bought Tomatoes

    Ferment the seeds, plant them in the ground and place a cage or stake near the growing plant, and in only a few months you will have a wonderful, nutritious fruit.

    https://www.ehow.com/way_5765205_can-tomatoes-stor...

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  • 2 months ago

    You can but they may not be the best choice for a home gardener. The tomatoes you get at the grocery are for commercial growers. Check with a local nursery for the best choice for your area. Starting with tomato plants rather than seeds is also a way to get a better chance of success.

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  • Brian
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You can put them between two paper towels, keep them moist, and when they germinate, pot them.

    I've also just stuck them straight into the ground and watered.

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