Starting a garden in September means we’re a little late for hot weather crops like tomatoes. And while we can’t wait for all the brassicas, greens, and root veggies we’ll be harvesting in a couple months, we’re also already planning ahead for spring by saving seeds! We’ll be fermenting the seeds for a couple of days in water before drying them, as this increases germination rates and keeps the seeds viable for several years or more.
Thanks to Erik’s aunt Heidi for sharing her amazing tomatoes with us and making this possible! Varieties, left to right, are red berkeley tie dye, yellow pear (not sure of the specific variety), and black tula