A slimy substance called gel, which covers tomato seeds, contains growth-inhibiting chemicals that prevent germination. To remove the gel, mix the seeds and gel with water in a glass jar and allow the mixture to ferment. When the seeds drop to the bottom, pour off the liquid and dry the seeds.
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Rogue Parrish has written two travel books and edited at the "The Baltimore Sun," "The Washington Post" and the Alaska Newspapers company. She began writing professionally in 1975. Parrish holds a summa cum laude Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.