I have just picked a red, ripe, juicy tomato, and I want to plant the seeds. I quickly remove the seeds and plant them while they are still damp with some of the remains of the fruit. I just know they will quickly germinate and grow to produce new tomato plants. I keep the soil moist, and to my dismay, I still have no tomatoes after waiting a year. What do you think has happened?
Something in the fruit hinders seed germination.