Seed Storing

 


Different kinds of seeds, including saved seeds each in an individually named packet, should be stored in a suitable sized tightly sealed container,or a sealed zip-lock bag .


Idealy the container should be kept at a temperature of 0°-4°C (32°-40°F) making the refrigerator(not the freezing compartment!) the ideal place.

Seed Packets stored in
Biscuit Tin

If this is not practical store them in the coolest dry spot you can find where the temperature does not fluctuate too much, and the humidity is low.

Temperature & humidity fluctuations can shorten the life of the stored seeds drastically.


Place a small amount of silica-gel desiccant in the container and this will absorb moisture from the air and help keep the seeds dry.

 

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