Follow these instructions for saving your own tomato seeds for next spring

Sunset  – April 12, 2006 | Updated August 31, 2019

Growing vegetables from seed gives you so many more options beyond growing starts. It’s much easier to find uncommon varieties if you shop for seed instead of starts, and it’s by far the most economical. Best of all: growing vegetables from seeds you saved yourself—it’s practically free! Saving tomato seed is dead-simple; just follow these tips.