Posted: 10/11/2014 at 16:57
Bigpat........the only problem I can see if you put the waste toms in a pot indoors now, they will probably germinate which would be far too early. If potted up with some of the kitchen waste, you may also find that any insects or fruit flies will be a bit of a nuisance. The idea of sticking it in your outside compost is that the seeds will be protected from the cold winter but will, with the warmer Spring temps., germinate naturally and then you can plant out. If you can't put in the outside compost, you could do exactly what you suggest but not until say March next year ( depends on where you are and what temps you have ). Some people sow their tomato seeds in Jan/Feb in a propagator but then you have the problem of light levels. Sown too early, you can risk very leggy plants with the 1st truss not appearing until way up the stem. Those sown later ....say April or even May....will more often than not easily catch up with the earlier ones and be sturdier plants with the 1st truss forming lower down the stem.....ideal because then you can aim for 6 trusses per a manageable height plant outdoors in a good summer. That is often why self seeders make good plants as they have germinated and grown at their "natural" rate.
It's also worth of note that those seeds passed thru animal ( or even human ! ) guts seem to germinate more readily
Hope this helps