Seed Saving at Nursery View
For some reason when NAH booked Nursery View cottage for our holiday, I didn't twig it meant a garden nursery. Here it is - the window you can see straight ahead was our kitchen window. With this view in reverse, suddenly washing up didn't seem such a chore after all.
Our hosts gave us the run of the tomatoes which ran down the whole of one side - you can just see some of them at the top right of the picture. There was nothing better at the end of a day's activities to go and pick some for our our tea.
One of the varieties merited special attention. This thin skinned lemon yellow plum tomato had a juicy, sweet flavour which burst into the mouth. It was more like drinking than eating.
The owners couldn't remember its name, saying it's nowt special. They saved the seed from a ripe tomato they were given onto a piece of kitchen roll and have been growing and saving ever since. As it's worked so well for them, I've saved some too :)
Update: Not all tomato seed can be saved so easily and I know my simple way will work because it has already for the cottage owners. Patrick from Bifurcated Carrots shows the foolproof way in a guest post he wrote for The Guardian Gardening blog a while ago. I'll be keeping the kitchen roll dry in my seed tin over the winter and using it in a similar way to seed tape next year.