How long does it take to grow Cherry Tomatoes indoors?
You really didn’t have to fermit them. You could have just carefully scooped out seeds, placed on a piece of single ply tissue. Place on cookie sheet, place in your oven with the light on ONLY. This will dry out the seeds. Then you carefully rub the tissue over a bowl or plastic bag to catch the small seeds. The seeds need to dry. They need the shell, its a barrier that does not allow transfer of diseases, or damp off to affect them. As the seed moistens up again. There is a section of the seed that softens up the most. this is where the tap root pushes through. I use the same cherry tomatoe variety for the last 28 yrs. Year after year. I take 30 of the largest tomatoe, slice them open, scoope out using a twezeer, Put seeds in a row. on tissue. Fold in half. Let dry in non-heated oven (only light) two days, Then I place this new seed tape in a plastic bag with 1 teaspoon of instant rice (a drying agent). Till early spring Feb – March. I then tear pieces of tissue, place in flats of see