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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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I wonder if this is a similar process when the tomato seeds germinate the next year in the garden?

Yes, tomato seeds will go through the same process naturally if they're left in the ground throughout the winter. However, I like to save my seeds so I can have more control over where they end up, how many plants I have, etc.

Plus, this way I know that ALL of the seeds have had their casings prepared! Seeds left in the ground might not finish the process, and then it's a gamble for how many plants you'll actually get next spring.

So really, I'm a control freak when it comes to my tomatoes...

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