Hello. Every year about October/November, I take a bought tomato, take the seeds out, place in a brown envelope and put in a draw until January. Then I take out the seeds and place one in a pot and put on my window shelf until the frost goes and then I place it in a bigger pot and put it outside. I usually grow two plants. This year I decided to grow beef tomatoes from seeds I had from a tomato I had bought. Everything was going well until it rained, rained and rained again. I only got six beef tomatoes on the plant. So, I've decided that in January/February, I intend to buy a tomato growing greenhouse (plastic). And we'll see if the rain can penetrate that!